Minesota is a 37-year-old single woman with two children. She has a small plantation where she grows cocoa beans that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Minesota needs a loan to buy tools such as rakes and bush knives to help her operate her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Minesota will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and support 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.