Winnieora is 23 years old and married, with two children. She runs a small business selling taro and bananas in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Winnieora has requested a loan to buy tools and chemicals for her plantation. She joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Winnieora will plan to expand her business and improve 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.