Antonina is 32 years old and a single woman with no children. She runs a small business selling bananas, taamu etc in her community and to the public. She has been doing this for many years. Antonina has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, chemicals, a rake, a backpack sprayer, a wheelbarrow and boots. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Antonina will improve her family's standard of living and assist with her plantation.
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.