Sesilia is 41 years old and married, with four children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, and yams so she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.
Sesilia needs a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush knives, weed-killer spray, and more tiapula and to pay her children's school fees. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Sesilia will use the profits from her sales to improve her family assets.
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.