Muaau is 30 years old and single with 1 child. She runs a small business selling banana, taamu (a root/bulb similar to taro) etc. in her community and has been doing this for 4 years. To earn extra income she also sells fish in her community.
She has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, bush-knives, a file, a backpack sprayer, fishing spears and fishing footwear. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Muaau will improve her family's standard of living.
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.