Imeleta is a 32 year old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation where she grows peanuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for 1 year, and has requested a loan to buy necessary equipment such as chemicals, shovels, a hose, a wheel barrow, plastic bags, peanut seeds, & spades. Imeleta has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, she hopes to improve her business to help her family and educate her kids.
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.