Naitua is a 68-year-old widowed woman with four children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years.
Naitua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, gloves, a wheelbarrow and a weed sprayer.
She just became a member of SPBD this year. With her profits, Naitua hopes to pay for her family's weekly expenses.
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.