Manila is a 34-year-old woman with 7 children. She has a small plantation and grows taros, bananas, and peanuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years.
Manila has requested a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a wheelbarrow, a spade, and an axe.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. With her profits, Manila hopes to support her family and 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.