Peleiupu is 58 years old and is married with seven children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for four years.
Peleiupu needs a loan to buy barbed wire fencing, chemicals, nails, a wheelbarrow and a rake. She became a member of SBPD in 2012. Peleiupu will use the profits from her sales to save for her kids fees.
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.