Agaitafili is a 28-year-old married woman and has one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years. Agaitafili has requested a loan to buy chemical fertilizer and weed killers, a wheelbarrow, gloves, bush knives and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Agaitafili hopes to expand her business.
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.