Ita is a 46-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, bananas, yams etc to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than five years.
Ita has requested a loan to buy bush knives, chemicals, weed sprayers and an axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Ita hopes to improve her standard of living and also to pay for her children's education.
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.