Petesa is a 43-year-old single woman with three children. She would like to start growing peanuts to earn a living. Petesa has requested a loan to buy more peanut seeds, a wheelbarrow, rakes, fertilizer and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD for many years.
Petesa will spend her profits to extend/improve her business.
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.