Pesi is a 38-year-old, married woman, with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for six years.
Pesi has requested a loan to buy shovels, fertilizer, crops, a wheelbarrow, and chemicals. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2008. With her profits, Pesi hopes to develop her family's living conditions.
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.