Vine is 49 years old and married with 5 children.She has a small plantation where she grows taro and banana crops that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Vine needs a loan to help pay for her children's education and tools for her business, such as fertilizers, bush knives, and a wheel barrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Vine will use the profits from her sales to provide for her family's needs.
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.