Asiga is a 40-year-old, married woman, who has seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants, to earn a living. She has been doing this work for many years.
Asiga has requested a loan to buy tools and inputs for cultivating taro, including fertilizer, a bush knife, boots, gloves, and a mist blower. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Asiga hopes to save for her family's future daily needs.
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.