Aliitasi is 37 years old and married with 5 children. She runs a small business selling cabbages, cucumbers, etc. in her community and has been doing this for many years. She has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, a wheelbarrow, chemicals, fertilizer and barbed wire. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Aliitasi will help 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.