Seirosa is 65 years old, a widow with two children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Seirosa needs a loan to buy more supplies, such as chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw and barbed wire.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Seirosa will use the profits from her sales to maintain and improve 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.