Kalala, a 52-year-old married mother of six, has a small garden where she grows cabbages, cucumbers and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for four years.
A member of SPBD since 2007, Kalala is requesting a loan to buy vegetable seeds, a rake, garden hose, wheelbarrow and gloves.
She will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and help 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.