Alofisa is a 45-year-old, married woman, with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Alofisa has requested a loan to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to expand her business. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2011. With her profits, Alofisa hopes 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.