Lupe is a 62-year-old married woman with nine children. She would like to start growing vegetables to earn a living. Lupe has requested a loan to buy a plant sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, and vegetable seeds. She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Lupe will spend her profits to improve 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.