Masina is a 52-year-old woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Masina has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, timber, cattle food and a small water tank. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Masina hopes to pay for her children's education.
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.