Potofou is a 22-year-old single woman with one child. She would like to start growing seeds of tomatoes, green and white peppers, etc. to earn a living. Potofou has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, shovels, a water hose, barbed wire, and fertilizer.
She has been a member of SPBD starting in 2013. Potofou will use her profits to support her family and her business.
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.