Iemaima is a 40 year old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.Iemaima has requested a loan to buy a weed sprayer, chemicals, a wheel barrow and wires. She became a member of SPBD in 2012. Iemaima hopes to use her profits to pay her children's education fees.
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.