Matauaina is a 19-year-old married woman with one child. She would like to start growing taro and banana to earn a living. Matauaina has quested a loan to buy items she will need for her business such as fertilizers, a wheelbarrow, shovels and bush knives. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) for 2 years. Matauaina will spend her profits to extend her business in the future.
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.