Eseta is a 55-year-old married woman with eight children. She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Eseta has requested a loan to buy equipment, taro plants and banana trees to start her business.
She has been a member of SPBD for a year. Eseta will spend her profits on her children's school fees and will save more money so she can better her family.
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.