Leiloa is 65 years old and married with five children. She has a small garden where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for four years. Leiloa needs a loan to improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Leiloa will use the profits from her sales for housing improvements.
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.