Moa is a 56 year old married woman with no children. She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Moa has requested a loan to buy equipment, a spray machine, taro plants and banana trees. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Moa will spend her profits to extend her business 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.