Leleaga is 32 years old, married, and has five children. She runs a small business selling fresh fish in her community, as she has been doing for many years. Leleaga has applied for a loan to buy new tools for her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Leleaga will try and expand her business.
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.