Suesue is a 57-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than five years.
Suesue has requested a loan to buy weed sprayer, bush knives, filings and chemicals. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Suesue hopes to expand her plantation and grow vegetables in the future.
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.