Epi is a 25-year-old married woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Epi has requested a loan to buy spades, weed killer, weed spray, chemicals, a wheelbarrow, and baby taro. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Epi hopes to improve her business to help 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.