Sologa is a 52 year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Sologa has requested a loan in order to buy fertilizers, knives, crops and chemicals for her plantation business. She has been a member of Kiva partner SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Sologa hopes to expand her business to earn more.
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.