Mareta is a 39-year-old single woman with 3 children. She has a small garden where she grows cabbages, cucumbers, green beans and tomatoes to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 2 years. Mareta has requested a loan to buy rakes, shovel, wheelbarrow, chemicals and seeds. She has been a member of SBPD for 2 years now. With her profits, Mareta hopes to improve her business so she can earn more money to support her family and her children.
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.