Litia is a 25-year-old woman who is married with one child. She has a small business, providing taxi service. Litia needs a loan to buy a spare tire, aseat cover, engine oil, breaks and fluid. She will use her profits to help her family's living situation and upgrade her business. Litia joined SPBD in 2013 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.