She has a small plantation and grows taro, banana and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Lanutausala has requested a loan to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, knives, spade, axe and fertilizer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Lanutausala hopes to support her family and to save for unexpected emergencies.
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.