Saua is a 46-year-old married woman with 2 children. She would like to start growing vegetables to earn a living. She has requested a loan to buy knives, rakes, chemicals, weed spray and seeds. She will use her profits to extend her business and support her children's education. Saua joined SPBD this year.
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.