Teiane is 30 years old and married with no children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Teiane needs a loan to buy knives, a knapsack sprayer, a chainsaw, wheelbarrow, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Teiane will use the profits from her sales to expand her house.
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.