Lilia is a 39-year-old married woman with three children.
Lilia has a small plantation and grows taro and banana crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Lilia has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a backpack sprayer, bush knives, file and barbed wire for her farming.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Lilia hopes to expand her plantation.
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.