Isapela is a 34-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing a vegetable garden to earn a living. Isapela has requested a loan to buy more supplies such as fertilizers, chemicals, a water hose, and seeds. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Isapela will spend her profits to extend and improve her business and for the betterment of 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.