Liliolevao has always had passion for gardens, but it wasn’t until she put her experience to good use that she started earning a living by selling her vegetables to the local market and villagers. The mother of seven from Mulifanua-fou works six days a week on her garden. She would like to use the loan to buy seeds.
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.