Soloau is a 22-year-old married woman with one child. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, and yams to earn a living. Soloau has requested a loan to buy new equipment such as a wheelbarrow, a spade, an ax, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Soloau will spend her profits for her child's school fees.
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.