Vanila is 50 years old and married with 6 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, yam and taaamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years.
Vanila needs a loan to buy spray, knives, spade, chemicals, gloves, axe,etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Vanila will use the profits from her sales to extend 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.