Nora is a 39-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation, and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.
Nora has asked for a loan to buy fertilizer and equipment for her farming business, including a wheel barrow, shovels, and bush knives. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Nora hopes to save more money 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.