Asiasiga is 53 years old, is married and has six children. She has a small garden in which she grows fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, peas, cabbage, lettuce and oranges which she sells to the community. Asiasiga requests a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, bush knives, fertilizer, weed killer spray, and more seedlings.
Asiasiga has been a member of SPBD since 2011 and joined to gain access to financial stability. In the future, Asiasiga hopes to use her earnings to improve her family's assets.
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.