Sue is a 37-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Sue has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weedsprayer, timber, nails, bush knives and an axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Sue hopes to improve her business and save for her children's education.
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.