"Sooleoso is a 42 year old married woman with 4 children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu,yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Sooleoso has requested a loan to buy for chemicals,bush knives,weed killer,axes,rakes and wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SBPD in 2013. With her profits, Sooleoso hopes to support her family and help her children's education.
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.