Televise is a 32-year-old, married woman, who has five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, taamu and yams. She has been doing this work for four years. Televise has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheel barrow, gloves, shovels, and a mist blower. She has been a member of SPBD for two years. With her profits, Televise hopes to improve her business and grow it bigger.
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.