Maseiga is a 47 year old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for 5 years. Maseiga has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, crowbar, pickaxe, bush-knives, and tarpaulin for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Maseiga hopes to support her family and help her children's education.
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.