Soifua is 51 years old and married. She has 2 children. She has a small garden where she grows taros and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 3 years. Soifua needs a loan to buy new weed spray, fertilizers and etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Soifua will use the profits from her sales to increase the quality of her plantation and also the financial support for her family.
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.