Alasa is a 42-year-old, married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Alasa has requested a loan to buy knives, rakes, chemicals, and fertilizer. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2012. With her profits, Alasa hopes to expand her current 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.