Salome is 38 years old and married with one child. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market.
Salome needs a loan to buy more tools to expand her business. In the future, she plans to save for her child's education. Salome joined SPBD in 2011.
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.