Lausina is 38 years old. She is married and has five children.
She would like to start growing taro to earn a living. Lausina has requested a loan to buy a back-mounted sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, a file for sharpening, fertilizer and a crowbar. She became a member of SPBD in 2013.
Lausina will use the profit she earns to pay for her children’s school fees and to improve her family’s standard of living.
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.