Lanuola is a 56-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows cabbages, green onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and carrots to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Lanuola has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, fertilizers, chemicals, a hose, and a wheel barrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Lanuola hopes to earn more profits to help her business and her kids' educations.
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.