Telesia is 34-year-old married woman with 3 children.
She has a small garden where she grows cabbages, tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years.
Telesia needs a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, bushknives, chemicals, a rake and a shovel.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Telesia will use the profits from her sales to support her family and also her children's education.
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.