Loalina is 49 years old and married. She has eight children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Losalina needs a loan to buy a file, knives, chemicals, weed spray, an axe a spade, etc., for her plantation. Losalina will use the profits from her sales to save for her children's school fees and 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.