Lauiula is a 56 year-old married woman. She has nine children. She has a small vegetable garden to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Lauiula has requested a loan to buy veggie seeds, chemicals, fertilizer, and sprayers. She became a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) this year. With her profits, Lauiula hopes to pay for her children's school fees next year.
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.