Sialei is 32 years old and married with three children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, cabbages, cucumbers and tomatoes that she can sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Sialei needs a loan to buy new equipment for her plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Sialei will use the profits from her sales to extend her business.
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.