Imeleta is a 40-year-old married woman with six children. She has two old lawn mowers that she uses to earn money to support her family. Imeleta has been in the SPBD for three years and her family has been improving rapidly.
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.