Itagia is a 23-year-old married woman with four children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, yams and taamu (a root vegetable) to earn a living. Itagia has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, spade, weedkiller spray, fertilizers, etc. Itagia will spend her profits for her childerns school fees.
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.