Nora is 62 years old and married with nine children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, bananas and yam that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Nora needs a loan to buy chemicals, a knapsack, spray, knives, an axe and a file for her plantation. She will use the profits from her sales to extend her house.
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.