Pisa is a 53-year-old married woman with 8 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams, and cabbages to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Pisa has requested a loan to buy a bush knife, axe, file, chainsaw, chemicals, and fertilizer.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Pisa hopes to save for her children's school fees and to support her family.
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.