Etita is 24 years old and is single with no children. She has a small stall where she grows taro, yams, bananas, and more to sell in her community. Etita needs a loan to buy farming equipment such as a wheelbarrow, a spade, weedkiller, and more to help her with the business. She is a new member of SPBD starting in 2012. Etita hopes to use her earnings 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.