Lavalea is 45 years old and married with four children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.
Lavalea needs a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, water gallon, bush knives, file and fertilizer.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Lavalea will use the profits from her sales to extend her house.
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.