Mesepa is a 65-year-old married woman with 9 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Mesepa has requested a loan to buy more supplies such as bush knives, a wheelbarrow, gloves, and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Mesepa hopes to save for the improvement of her family and children.
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.