Lusia is a 29-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Lusia has requested a loan to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, a file, gloves, boots, fertilizer and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Lusia hopes to support her children's education.
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.