Leinati is 24 years old and married with four children. She runs a small business selling food in her community and has been doing this for one year. Leinati has requested a loan to buy some flour, cups, a new oven, and chicken leg quarters. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Leinati hopes to buy some new furniture.
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.