Vaeluaga is a 63-year-old married woman with four children. For the past two years, she has operated a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas. Vaeluaga has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
Vaeluaga is requesting a loan to buy a shovel, wheelbarrow, and bush knives to improve her plantation. She plans to use the profit from her loan to expand her farm.
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.