Saleteisa is a 56-year-old widow, with two children.
She would like to start growing taro and taamu to earn a living. Saleteisa has requested a loan to purchse a grass-sprayer, chemicals, a knife, boots, a wheelbarrow, and barbed wire for her business.
She is a new member of SPBD. Saleteisa will spend her profits to provide her family's everyday 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.