Mtuli is a 55-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu, bananas, yams, and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Mtuli has requested a loan to buy equipment (weed sprayer, wires, bush knives, wheelbarrow, etc.). She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Mtuli hopes to improve her house and to support her family.
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.