Leiloa is a 65 year-old married woman with eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, banana and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Leiloa has requested a loan in order to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to expand her business. She has been a member of Kiva partner SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Leiloa hopes to save 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.