Aitogi is a 45-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Aitogi has requested a loan to buy more chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, picks and a spade. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Aitogi hopes to save up for her children's education and betterment of her family.
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.