Luisa is 42 years old and married, with two children. She has a small garden and grows taro, yams, taamu, and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Luisa needs a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheel barrow, shovels, gloves, a mist blower, and a chainsaw. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2013.
Luisa will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and help her family's 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.