Asopaepae is 42 years old and married with eight children. She has a small garden where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for four years.
Asopaepae needs a loan to buy chemicals, tools and some spray guns to help out with her work on her plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Asopaepae will use the profits from her sales to help with 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.