Loluama is a 27-year-old married woman with three children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Loluama has requested a loan to buy chemicals, barbed wire, taro roots and a wheelbarrow for her business.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Loluama hopes to save for her children's education and to support her family.
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.