Suitulaga comes from a family of twelve children. She got married 7 years ago and has 4 children. Suitulaga's husband works in a supermarket. He is very hard-working, always working in the plantation also after work and during the weekends. The couple has decided to improve their plantation. Suitulaga, therefore, joined SPBD, and is very happy about her decision, since she can now borrow money to buy the equipment she needs for her plantation. Suitulaga is asking for a loan of US$300, and is very thankful for such a great opportunity to develop 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.