Salome is a 49-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small vegetable garden to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years. Salome has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, shovel, insecticide, seeds and a bush knife. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Salome hopes to pay for her children's education next year.
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.