Pelenatete is a 65-year-old married woman with five children. For the past five years, she has operated a small plantation. To earn a living, she grows taro, taamu, and bananas.
Pelenatete is requesting a loan to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings, and other items. With her profits, Pelenatete hopes to expand her house and support her family financially. She has been a member of SBPD since 2000. (would you please clarify more on this issue)
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.