Perive is a 31-year-old married woman with six children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Perive has requested a loan to buy chemicals, weedkiller, knives,a spade and a wheelbarrow her plantation.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2005. With her profits, Perive hopes to save for her children's school fees and 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.