Mouena is a 47-year-old married woman with 8 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, banana, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 8 years. Mouena has requested a loan to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings, an axe, and other supplies. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Mouena hopes to improve her business and help 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.