"Laumua is a 65 year-old married woman. She has four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Laumua has requested a loan to buy more farming supplies, such as fertilizers, picks, rakes, taro crops and a crowbar.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Laumua hopes to help her grandchildren with their education 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.