Sose is a 43-year-old married woman with five children.
She has a small vegetable garden and grows cucumbers, pumpkins, tomatoes, etc., to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Sose has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, fertilizers, weedspray, chemicals, a rake, and a garden hose.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Sose hopes to improve and extend her business.
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.