Daisy is a 32-year-old, married woman, who has one child. She has a small plantation and grows cabbages, green onions, cucumbers, pumpkins, and tomatoes, to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.
Daisy has requested a loan, which she will use to buy tools and supplies to use in vegetable farming, including chemicals, weed killer, hose, gloves, bush knives, and wheel barrow. She became a member of SPBD in 2013. With her profits, Daisy hopes to improve 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.