Safua is a 53-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. Safua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed-sprayer, a bag of fertilizer and bush knives. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Safua hopes to save more for unexpected emergencies 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.