Osooso is a 29-year-old married woman with one child. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, ta'amu, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Osooso has requested a loan to buy chemicals, shovels, and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Osooso hopes to use her earnings to expand her family's house.
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.