Peleitala is a 55-year-old married woman with seven children. For the past two years, she has grown taro, taamu, yams, and bananas on a small plantation. Peleitala has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
Peleitala is requesting a loan to buy spades, a wheelbarrow, weed killer, weed spray, and fertilizer. She hopes to use the profit from her loan to earn more from her plantation and help her family.
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.