Leati is a 48-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, banana, yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Leati has requested a loan to buy materials and equipment needed for making her plantation business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Leati hopes to expand 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.