Eleitino is a 31-year-old, married woman with 5 children.
She would like to start growing taro and banana crops to earn a living. Eleitino has requested a loan to purchase a grass-sprayer, chemicals, a knife, boots and a wheel barrow for her business.
She joined SPBD in 2012. Eleitino will spend her profits to help supplement her family's 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.