Ati is a 56-year-old widow with 8 children. She has a plantation business and her children help out when their assistance is needed. She has been doing this for more than 5 years.
With this money, Ati needs to purchase more tools and equipment to better maintain her plantation. These are tools such as chemicals, 2 mist blowers, a wheelbarrow, empty gallon containers and knife sharpeners.
Ati joined SPBD in order to gain access to financial assistance. Over the years that she has been a member, she has been able to improve her family's standard of living.
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.