Pisia is a 35-year-old, married woman, who has four children. She would like to start growing cabbages, cucumbers and tomatoes to earn a living. Pisia has requested a loan to purchase vegetable seeds, other inputs, and farming tools, to use in starting a new business. She has been a member of SPBD for the first year. Pisia will save her profits in her account, for family needs.
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.