Elisa is a 48-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, yams and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than two years. Elisa has requested a loan to buy more knives, knapsack spray, filings, wheelbarrow, etc. to expand her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.