Pei is 48 years old and married with seven children. She has a small garden where she grows cucumbers, tomatoes, beans and pumpkins that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Pei needs a loan to buy a file, knives, chemicals, weed spray, an axe and a spade for her garden. Pei 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.