Fania is 36 years old and married with 4 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, banana, taamu and pumpkin that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 3 years. Fania needs a loan to buy weed killer, mist blower, fertilizer, chainsaw, wheel barrow. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. Fania will use the profits from her sales to improve her plantation and to pay for children's school fees.
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.