Etevise is a 49-year-old married woman with 4 children. For 3 years she has operated a small plantation, growing cabbage, cucumber, and beans to earn a living.
Etevise has requested a loan to buy knives, a spade, wires, and seeds. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profit, Etevise hopes to improve her business and use the profit to expand.
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.