Ekuasi is a 56 years old married woman with 8 children. She has a small plantation and grows banana, taro and yam to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 10 years. Ekuasi has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, weed killer, mist blower, wheel barrow, gloves. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Ekuasi hopes to start a new business and to save for her grand 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.