Sivai is a 43-year-old married woman with three children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, tamu and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Sivai has requested a loan to buy chemicals, backpack sprayer, bush-knives, wheelbarrow and a rake for her plantation.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Sivai hopes 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.