Lila is a 31-year-old, married woman, who has two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Lila has requested a loan to purchase some new land for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Lila hopes to save more money for her children'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.