Imeleta is a twenty-five-year-old single woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for a year.
Imeleta has requested a loan in order to purchase a wheelbarrow, a bush knife, gloves, tarpaulin and gromozome chemicals. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Imeleta hopes to help her family.
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.