Ane is a 38-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.
Ane has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bushknives, fertilizer, a water storage container, a wheelbarrow and a pickaxe. She has been a member of SPBD since 2005. With her profits, Ane hopes to improve her business and use her business profit for 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.