"Leata is a 41 year old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu,yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Leata has requested a loan to buy chain saw, weed sprayer, bushknives and manure chemical. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Leata hopes to support her family and 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.