Repeka is a 39-year-old married woman with five children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Repeka has requested a loan to buy a pickaxe, bush-knives, backpack sprayer, file, axe and chain saw.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Repeka hopes to improve her family standard of living and to invest some in 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.