Lesina is 37 years old and single with 4 children. She has a flea market where she sells local handicrafts such as earrings, kava bowls, fine mats, and Samoan fans to local people and tourists. She has requested a loan to buy Samoan bags, kava bowls, pandanus leaves, earrings, paints, elei materials and tapa cloth. Lesina will use her profits to improve her flea market and help her family's needs. 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.