Sapina is a 36-year-old woman with two children. She has a small plantation, and grows taamu, taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.
Sapina has requested a loan to buy equipment and tools for her plantation, such as a mist blower, a chain saw, chemicals, fertilisers, vegetable seeds and taro roots. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
With her profits, Sapina hopes to support her family and assist with her business.
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.