Pepe is a 50-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Pepe has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, a backpack sprayer, a digging stick, chemicals and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2006. With her profits, Pepe hopes to help her family with their daily needs and wants.
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.