Lagi is 73 years old, widowed, with eight children. She plans to start a business selling tinned food snacks, soap, and much more. She has requested a loan to buy chicken, corned beef, telephone cards, sugar, salt, noodles, milk and laundry soap. Lagi will use her profits to extend her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2007
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.