Maota is a 32-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 5 years.
Maota has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, bush knives, chemicals, fertilizer, and a weedsprayer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010.
With her profits, Maota hopes to save more for her childrens' educations and to support her family financially.
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.