Leutogi is 26 years old and married with three children. She makes and sells traditional printed material (elei) to earn a living and has been doing this for many years.
Leutogi has requested a loan to buy material, stencils, paint, brushes, and rollers. She plans to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to financial services.
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.