Pele is a 48-year-old married woman, with five children.
She has a small plantation where she grows taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Pele has requested a loan to buy chemicals, shovels, crops, and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Pele hopes to extend her business.
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.