Alatasi is a 56-year-old married woman with 2 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yam, bananas, and other plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Alatasi has requested a loan to buy more equipment and to improve her living conditions. She has been a member of SPBD since 2005. With her profits, Alatasi hopes to provide her family and her community with good products from her business.
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.