Lemasaniai is 40 years old and a single woman with three children. She runs a small business selling taro, bananas, etc. in the community and has been doing this for many years. Lemasaniai has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a shovel, spade, bush knives, wheelbarrow and backpack sprayer for her plantation business.
She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lemasaniai will improve her family's standard of living.
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.