Sara is 25 years old. She is married and has one child. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, yams, and taamu to sell in her community or at the market. Sara needs a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, fertilizer, weed killer spray, and more tiapula. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012 and joined to gain access to financial stability. Sara hopes to use her earnings to improve her family’s 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.