Asiasiga is a 59-year-old married woman with six children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, yam and banana to earn a living. Asiasiga has requested a loan to buy equipment such as knives, knapsack spray, spades, gloves and chemicals for her business. She will spend her profits on expanding 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.