"Sau is a 50 year old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years. Sau has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes and rakes. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011 . With the profits from her business Sau hopes to support her family, extend her business, and to save for emergencies."
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.