Ake is a 49-year-old, married woman, with six children. She has a small plantation and she grows taro and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Ake has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheel barrow, shovels, gloves, bush knives, and a mist blower. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2011.
With her profits, Ake hopes to save for her family's daily needs.
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.