Veronika is a 30-year-old single woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than five years. Veronika has requested a loan to buy bush knives, filings, an axe, chemicals and a wheelbarrow for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits,Veronika hopes to continue with her business to pay for her children's education and to help support her family as well.
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.