Litia is a 32-year-old married woman with five children.
She has a small plantation and grows bananas and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Litia has requested a loan to purchase a crowbar, manure, chemicals, a spade and a rake.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Litia hopes to help her kids' education and her family too.
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.