Leitulua is a 43-year-old woman who is married with six children. She runs a sewing business in her community. She has being doing this for many years and has experience in the business. Leitulua has requested a loan to buy materials and a new sewing machine. She plans to use her profits to improve and expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
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.