Penisila is a 65-year-old, married woman, with five children. She has a small plantation and she grows taro plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Penisila has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheel barrow, gloves, and a mist blower. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2011.
With her profits, Penisila hopes to save in her account for her children's education.
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.