Pela is a 22-year-old married woman with 1 child. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years. Pela has requested a loan to buy new equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Pela hopes to expand her business to provide for her family's daily needs.
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.