Alieta is 48 years old and married with 7 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 11 years. Alieta needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, bags of fertilizer, a spade, a tiller, chemicals, sprayers, a crowbar, gloves and gum boots.
Alieta has been a member of SPBD since 2003. She will use the profits from her sales to renovate the interior of her house and pay 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.