Leala is a 64-year-old woman with 10 children. She makes and sells local food in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Leala needs a loan to buy some equipment, meats, flour, etc. She plans to use her profits to pay her children’s school fees. Leala has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
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.