Palagi is 60 years old and married with 4 children. She has a small plantation where she grows banana and taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for more than 10 years. Palagi needs a loan to buy fertilizer, mist blower, chainsaw, bush knives, wheel barrow, shovels. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Palagi will use the profits from her sales to support her family and to save for her childrens 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.