Vaitosina is a 31-years-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, bananas, yams, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than six years. Vaitosia has requested a loan to buy a weed sprayer, an ax, a file, spades, a wheelbarrow, etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits Vaitosina hopes to improve her business and to 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.