Uila is 38 years old and married with four children. She has a plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Uila needs a loan to buy more taro and small banana plants to grow and tools. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Uila will use the profits from her sales to help the business extension.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.