Limaiva is a 31-year-old married woman who has two children. She has a small plantation where she grows bananas, yams, taro, and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Limaiva has requested a loan to buy bush knives, a weed sprayer, chemicals, filings, a wheelbarrow, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Limaiva hopes to extend her 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.