Elisapeta is a 38-year-old married woman with two children. She would like to start growing ufi, taro and bananas to earn a living. Elisapeta has requested a loan to purchase new equipment to start her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Elisapeta will spend her profits to improve 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.