Leuluasi is 55 years old and married with four children. For many years, she has owned and operated a small store where she sells items such as sugar, flour, laundry soap, raw meat, and other products. She became a member of SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital for her business.
Leuluasi is requesting a loan to buy a sack of sugar, a bag of rice, a box of chicken, sausages, mutton flaps, cartons of milk, and Vailima beers. She hopes to use the profit from her loan to 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.