Eleitino is 64 years old and married with six children. She has a plantation where she grows taro and banana that she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years. Eleitino needs a loan to purchase fertilizers, a wheel barrel, weed eater, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Eleitino will use the profits from her sales to save for children's 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.