Saitua is 41 years old, married, and has seven children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro, and yams, which she has been doing for four years.
Saitua is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy knives, wheel barrel, and other tools. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Saitua hopes to expand her plantation.
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.