Evotia, an 18-year-old single lady with no children, would like to start growing taamu, taro and yams to earn a living. Evotia has requested a loan to buy a file, knives, chemicals, weed spray, an axe and spade, etc. for her plantation. She will save her profits for her future children's school fees.
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.