Leuta is a 62-year-old married mother of eight children. She runs a small plantation business and is assisted by her husband and children. She sells her produce to the people around her community and to the public. She plans to use this money to purchase a wheelbarrow, chemicals, and fertilizers for the improvement of her plantation business, and nails and iron roofing for her home renovation. Leuta joined the SPBD program in 2011 and has managed to improve their family's standard of living with the profits she has earned from her business.
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.