Gafa is a 20-year-old married woman with 1 child. She would like to start growing taro plants to earn a living. She has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, a crowbar, a wheelbarrow and manure chemicals to start her plantation. She became a member of SPBD in 2012. Gafa will spend her profits to expand 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.