Motu is a 52-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 10 years. Motu has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, bush knives, a wheelbarrow and a weed-sprayer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Motu hopes to buy a new iron roof for her house and to support her family financially.
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.