Eesta is 34 years old, married, and has three children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, yams, and vegetables that she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years.
Eseta is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy fertilizer, knives, rakes, and weed killer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Eseta will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and renovate her house.
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.