Luaiva is a 26-year-old, single woman, with one child. She would like to start growing taro on her plantation to earn a living.
Luaiva has requested a loan to buy knives, shovels, etc. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) for one year. Luaiva will spend her profits to extend her plantation and to support her child's education.
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.