Daisy, a 38-year-old married mother of six, has a small garden where, for the past two years, she has been growing taro, yam, banana and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. A member of SBPD since March of this year, Daisy is requesting a loan to buy bush knives, chemicals, fertilizer, a weed sprayer and a wheelbarrow. She will use the profits from her sales to pay her children's school fees and to support her family financially.
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.