Siisii is a 32-year-old married woman with six children. She has a plantation business and she is assisted by her husband and children.They have been doing this for more than three years. She sells her crops around her village and to the public at the main market in town. With this loan, Siisii will purchase a mist blower, wheelbarrow, chemicals, fertilizers, bushknives, spades, and digging tools to better improve her business. Siisii was able to improve her family's living standards with her profits and reinvest in her business.
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.