"Semeane is 65 years old and married with 11 children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Semeane needs a loan to buy a weed killer, bush knives, sacks of fertilizer and baby taro plant to help maintain her business .
She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.Semeaane will use the profits from her sales to support her family and the business as well."
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.