Siisii is a 32-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Siisii has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, chemicals, fertilizer and a wheelbarrow for her business.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Siisii hopes to purchase new land to extend her business and to save more money for 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.