Telesia is 36 years old and married with 3 children. She has a small plantation where she grows yams and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Telesia needs a loan to buy bush knives, a plant sprayer, shovels, a wheelbarrow and fertilizers to expand her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Telesia will use the profits from her sales to support her 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.