Uaina is a 47-year-old married woman with eight children.
Uaina would like to start growing taro crops to earn a living. She has requested a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, bush knives, chemicals, and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SPBD for 1 year. Uaina will spend her profits to support her family and save money for her childrens' educations.
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.