Asoleaga is a 48-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Asoleaga has requested a loan to buy knapsack spray, a wheel barrow, chemicals and knives etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Asoleaga hopes to extend her business and to support 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.