Sivaolei is a 20-year-old married woman with no children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, yams and taamu to earn a living. Sivaolei has requested a loan to buy chemicals, knapsack weed sprayer, an axe, a spade and a file. She will spend her profits to improve her family assets.
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.