Lusia is a 29-year-old married woman with 2 children. She runs a small flea market business where she sells her produce from her plantation, and also runs a bingo game as another means of earning money. She has been doing this for 2 years now and she finds that she is actually making good money out of it. With this money, she plans to purchase fertilizers, bush knives, a mist blower, chemicals for her plantation, a bingo machine, bingo packets, laundry soaps, laundry detergents and rice for her bingo 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.