"Aliitasi is 40 years old. She is married and has five children. She has a small garden where she grows tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbages, etc., that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 3 years. Aliitasi needs a loan to improve her business and to improve the condition of her home.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Aliitasi will use the profits from her sales to provide for her family needs."
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.