Leitu is 28 years old, married, and has one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu (giant taro), and bananas, which she has been doing for many years.
Leitu is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy new equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Leitu hopes to expand her business and increase her income.
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.