Leonia is a 37-year-old woman who is married with 5 children. She runs a business selling general goods and products in her community. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Leonia has requested a loan to help her increase the quality of her business. She plans to use her profits to support her kids' education and also her family's living conditions. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.