Toafa is a 38-year-old married woman with four children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. Toafa has requested a loan to buy knives, a weed sprayer, a chainsaw and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Toafa will spend her profits to expand 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.