Muga is a 41-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Muga has requested a loan to buy bush knives, gloves, a mist blower, a wheelbarrow and fertilizer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Muga hopes to save for her family's needs.
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.