Merina is a 35-year-old married woman with one child.
She has a small plantation where she grows taros and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.
Merina has requested a loan to buy weed killer, weed sprayer, bush knives, etc.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Merina hopes to improve her plantation and her family living.
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.