Solialii is a 44-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Solialii has requested a loan to buy equipment and materials needed for her plantation business.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Solialii hopes to improve and expand her current business to get good income for the family.
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.