Silia is a 48-year-old married woman with 14 children. She has a small plantation and grows cabbages, green peppers, cucumbers, green beans, and eggplants to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Silia has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, spades, a hose, a wheelbarrow, a pair of gloves,weed killers and weed spray.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits,Silia hopes to improve her business to help her family matters and her kids' education..
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.