Pula is 30 years old and married with two children. She has a small garden where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.
Pula needs a loan to buy fertilizer, chemicals, and crops. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2012. Pula will use the profits from her sales to finance her immediate 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.