Peau is 62-years-old and married with four children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, bananas and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for four years. Peau needs a loan in order to buy a backpack sprayer, a wheelbarrow, a taro root, a bushknives, a file and a pickaxe for her plantation.
She has been a member of Kiva partner SBPD since 2008. Peau will use the profits from her sales 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.