"Alofa is 35 years old and married with 6 children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro and banana that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 4 years. Alofa needs a loan to buy chemicals,wheelbarrow,backpack sprayer and bushknives.
She has been a member of SBPD in 2013. Alofa will use the profits from her sales to help her children's 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.