Ana is a 21-year-old single woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro, ta'amu, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Ana has requested a loan to buy bush knives, a weed sprayer, a wheelbarrow and chemicals. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Ana hopes to earn more money to support and help her family.
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.