June is 24 years old. She is married and has no children. She has a small garden where she grows taros, bananas and yams that she sells in her community and at the market. She has had this business for 3 years. June needs a loan to buy a weed sprayer, weed killer, bush knives and other equipment to help her improve her plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. June will use the profits from her sales to help support 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.