Eleni is a 32-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing taro and crops such as bananas to earn a living.
Eleni has asked for a loan to purchase all the necessary equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD for years. Eleni will spend her profits to supply her family's daily needs.
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.