Ana is a solo mother aged 21 years with one child. She has a small garden where she grows vegetables, and also a plantation which is worked by the men in her family, and the crops are sold at her village or at other times are brought to the market in town. She has been doing this for a few years.
Ana needs a loan to buy a weed killer, bush knives, sack of fertilizer to help maintain her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Ana will use the profits from her sales to support her family.
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.