Leiu is a 56-year-old married woman with 6 children. She would like to start growing taro and taamu (a common root vegetable) to earn a living. Leiu has requested a loan to start her new plantation. She has been a member of SPBD for 1 year. Leiu will spend her profits to buy more tools for her farming needs.
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.