Mafa is a 48-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Mafa has requested a loan to buy a mist blower, chainsaw, fertilizer, bush knives, gloves and shovels. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Mafa hopes to save for her family's daily 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.