Theresa is a 27-year-old, married woman, with three children. She has a small vegetable garden to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Theresa has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, fertilizer, and sprayers. She became a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) this year. With her profits, Theresa hopes to pay for her children's education.
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.