Maoiai is 54 years old and married with eight children. She has a small garden where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.
Maoiai needs a loan to buy some bush knives, plant sprayer, chemicals, fertilizer and etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Maoiai will use the profits from her sales to support her family.
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.