Petimani is a 37-year-old, married woman, with six children. To earn a living, she has a small plantation and she grows taro, taamu, bananas, and yams. She has been doing this for three years.
Petimani has requested a loan to purchase fertilizer, chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2012. With her profits, Petimani hopes to improve her plantation, support her family, and fund 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.