Motu is a 35-year-old married woman with six children.
Motu has a small plantation and grows kava to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Motu has requested a loan to buy kava plants, plastic bags, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Motu hopes to pay for 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.