Elisapeta is a 37-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years. Elisapeta has requested a loan to to buy bush knives, a rake, boots, a water hose and barbed wire.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Elisapeta hopes to save more for her kids' 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.