Alu is a 33 year old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows banana, taamu and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Alu has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, mist blower, chainsaw, shovels, wheel barrow, gloves. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Alu hopes to saved it for her childrens education and to buy new iron roofs for their 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.