Apotala is 49 years old and married. She has 6 children. She has a small plantation 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.
Apotala needs a loan to buy a new weed sprayer, 5L Gramoxone, bush knives, fertilizer and other equipment she requires. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Apotala will use the profits from her sales to extent and expand her plantation and also help to support her family and her kids.
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.