Luaipoualiki is a 36-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than ten years. Luaipoualiki has requested a loan to buy bush knives, chemicals, a weed sprayer, a spade and a wheelbarrow for her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Luaipoualiki hopes to pay for her children's school fees 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.