Loisi is 32 years old, married, and has five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas, which she has been doing for three years.
Loisi is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy chemicals, fertilizer, wheelbarrow, and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Loisi hopes to pay for her children's school fees.
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.