Soloau is a 23-year-old married woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Soloau has requested a loan to buy rakes, bush knives, chemicals, fertilizers and weedkiller. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Soloau hopes to support her family and improve her plantation.
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.