Sinuanua is a 59-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation where she grows bananas and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Sinuanua has requested a loan to improve her plantation with a grass sprayer and a knife. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Sinuanua hopes to add to her family income in order to pay for her children's education.
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.