Luafulufa is 42 years old and married with seven children. She has a plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Luafulufa needs a loan to buy equipment and to purchase new land to extend her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Luafulufa will use the profits from her sales to pay her children's school fees and save some for the good of her own business.
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.