Seneuefa is a 65 year old married mother of 6 children.She has a small garden where she grows pineapples,cucumber and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years.Seneuefa needs a loan to buy gardening tools such as rakes, knives, digging tools, shovels, wheelbarrow, fertilisers, insecticides, fencing wire, nails for her vegetable garden, and cigar rolls for her tobacco business.She has been a member of SBPD since 2010.Seneuefa will use the profits from her sales to support her family and also to reinvest it into her business.
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.
A loan of $1,075 helped Seneuefa to buy gardening tools such as rakes, knives, digging tools, shovels, wheelbarrow, fertilisers, insecticides, fencing wire, nails, cigar rolls for her tobacco business.