Leitulua is a 43-year-old woman who is married and has 8 children. She has a small sewing business. She has many years with this business. Leitulua needs a loan to buy anew sewing machine, needles, threads and fabric. She will use her profits to improve her business. Leitulua joined SPBD in 2012 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.