Mariaana is 44 years old and married, with six children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Mariaana has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, chemicals, gloves, shovels, a wheel barrow, and a mist blower. She became a member of SPBD this year.
With her profits,Mariaana hopes to save for her children's education 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.