Kitiana is a 46-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu (giant taro), yams, bananas and umala (sweet potato) to earn a living. She has been doing this for a year.
Kitiana is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer, herbicide, a mist blower, spades, tool sharpeners and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
With her profits, Kitiana hopes to help improve her business, help with her family's matters and her kids' education.
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.