Matauaina is a 39-year-old married woman with six children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Matauaina has requested a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, bush-knives, fertilizer, file, and chemicals for her taro root crop and to pay for school fees.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Matauaina hopes to improve her family standard of living and her kids' 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.