Ramona is a 62-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, yams and bananas that she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for six years.
Ramona needs a loan to buy a crowbar, wheelbarrow, machete, gloves and boots. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Ramona will use the profits from her sales to support 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.