Asiga is a 40-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years.
Asiga has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, a knife, crops and other things.
She became a member of SPBD in 2012. With her profits, Asiga want to expand her business and do home improvement.
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.