Lea is 39 years old and married with two children.
She has a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years. Lea needs a loan to purchase weed killer, a rake, knives and other farm supplies.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Lea will use the profits from her sales to pay for her children's school fees and help to renovate her home.
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.