Ailima is a 45 year old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro root and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Ailima has requested a loan to buy weed killer, weed sprayer and other equipment.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Ailima hopes to support her family.
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.