Sue is a 59-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation, and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.
She has requested a loan to purchase a wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives and a sprayer to start a new plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012.
Sue hopes to save the profits from the business 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.