For taro plantation owner Tin, her family of six is her main priority and because of this, she does everything to provide for them, no matter what. When she first heard about SPBD, she requested assistance and with her first loan, purchased supplies to start her business. Thus, the business is flourishing and she would like to buy chemicals and fertilizers to ensure that the products are of the best quality. Money from the sales will help to take care of 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.