Leiu is a 54-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing cucumbers, peas, cabbages, tomatoes, and pumpkins to earn a living. Leiu has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, and a spade for her business. She will use her profits to expand her business in the future.
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.