Christina is a 43-year-old married woman with eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu, taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Christina has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, fertilizer, chemicals and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Christina hopes to extend her house.
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.