Ana is a 53-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a small ava plantation to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Ana has requested a loan to buy plastic bags, labels, and petrol, and to pay labor costs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Ana hopes to pay for her family's weekly expenses.
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.