Asoono is 41 years old and married with one child. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as rice, chicken leg quarters, lamb flaps, flour, sugar, soap, etc. She has been doing this for four years. Asoono needs a loan to purchase more goods to expand her shop. She hopes to use her profits to save for her family's needs. She became a member of SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital for 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.