Puapuagatia is 43 years old and married, with six children. She has a small garden where she grows cabbages, cucumbers, and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Puapuagatia needs a loan to purchase more farming tools and seeds to expand her business. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SBPD) since 2011. Puapuagatia will use the profits from her sales to save in her account for family needs.
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.