Lealofi is 54 years old and is married with 6 children. She has a small farm where she raises her cattle, which she can sell to the community. Lealofi is requesting a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, rake, bush knives, wires, and iron posts. Lealofi has been a member of SPBD since 2012; she joined to gain access to financial stability. In the future, Lealofi hopes to use her earnings to improve her family's assets.
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.