Sifiti is a 24-year-old married woman with 3 children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, yams and bananas to earn a living. Sifiti has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, a spade, etc. for her plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Sifiti will spend her profits to save for her children and her family.
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.