Vamalasi is a 37-year-old, married woman with two children. She has a small plantation in which she grows cabbage, cucumbers, pumpkins and laupele to earn a living. She has been working in her plantation for three years.
Vamalasi has requested a loan to use purchase fertilizers, chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes and rakes. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Vamalasi hopes to improve her plantation, support her family and pay for 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.