Asenati is a 72-year-old widowed woman with 14 children.
She would like to start growing taro crops to earn a living. Asenati has requested a loan to purchase supplies for growing taro. She will also use part of her loan to build her house.
She has been a member of SPBD for 4 years. Asenati will spend her profits 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.