Leafa is a 19-year-old single lady with no children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu (giant taro), bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years.
Leafa has requested a loan to buy chemicals, weed sprayer, bush knives, wheelbarrow, chainsaw and an axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. With her profits, Leafa hopes to improve her business and support her family.
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.