Susiana is 25 years old and married with 2 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 4 years. Susiana needs a loan to buy a bag of fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, a weedsprayer and chemicals. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. Susiana will use the profits from her sales to improve her plantation 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.