Mamao is a 37 years-old married woman with no children. She would like to start growing peanuts to earn a living. Mamao has requested a loan to buy sacks of unripe peanuts, a rake, pickaxe, wheelbarrow and fertilizer.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Mamao will spend her profits to improve her family's standard of living.
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.