Pelenatete is 27 years old and has two children. She grows taros and bananas to earn a living. Pelenatete has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, bush knives, a wheelbarrow, a tarpaulin and a pick axe for her business. She joined SPBD in 2013. Pelenatete will spend her profits 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.