Kalameli is a 27-year-old married woman with two children. She would like to start growing taro in a plantation to earn a living. Kalameli has requested a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, a pick, a file, chemicals, a water gallon jug and a chainsaw. She joined SPBD in 2011. Kalameli will spend her profits to support her family financially.
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.