Aituava is a 38-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Aituava has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a mist blower, shovels, gloves and a chainsaw. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Aituava hopes to save for the family's daily needs.
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.