Kolotita is a 50-year-old married woman with nine children. For the past three years, she has operated a small plantation where she grows taro, yams, and bananas. Kolotita has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
Kolotita is requesting a loan to buy chemicals, a black-bag sprayer, fertilizer, and a wheelbarrow. She hope to use the profit from her loan to expand her plantation and help with the education of her kids.
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.