Eseta is 39 years old and married with five children. Eseta not only has a plantation where she sells taro and bananas, but she also runs a small bakery selling donuts, pork cakes, and ice cakes in her community. She has been doing this for four years.
For her business, Eseta has requested a loan to buy sacks of sugar, flour, cooking oil, yeast, cooking pots and pans, food storage containers, empty gallons, cocoa, wire, cement, and a truckload of granite sand.
Eseta joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, she hopes to expand her business and improve her family's living standards.
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.