Leiua is 42 years old and married with five children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as fizzy drinks, snacks and basic ingredients. She has been doing this for many years. Lieua needs a loan to buy more goods for her business. She hopes to use her profits to help increase her family income. She became a member of SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital for her business.
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.