Sulita is a 20-year-old married woman with 1 child. She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Sulita has requested a loan to buy bush knives, a wheelbarrow, chemicals, weed killer, fertilizer and other items for her farm. She has been a member of SPBD for 5 years. With her profits, Sulita will improve her business.
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.