Repeka is 53 years old and married with 7 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, tomatoes, beans and cucumbers that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years. Repeka needs a loan to buy a weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings and a crowbar for the plantation. She will use 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.