Sunui is a 37-year-old married mother of seven children. She has a plantation, which she wants to use as a means to earn extra income for her family and assist in meeting their financial obligations. She decided to join the SPBD program this year to gain access to financial assistance. With this loan, Sunui hopes to purchase tools and equipment to further improve her plantation such as a mist blower, chemicals, bushknives, shovels, and spades. With the profits she gets from her business, Sunui hopes to lift and improve her family's living standards.
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.