Lotutamaiti is a 37-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years.
Lotutamaiti has requested a loan to pay for farming tools. She is a member of SBPD to gain access to financial services. With her profits, Lotutamaiti hopes to improve her home and plan for another 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.