Seloa is a 42-year-old, married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows green peppers, carrots, cabbages, and green beans to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.
Seloa has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, weed killer, weed spray, a mist blower, snail chemicals, a pair of gloves, a pair of hoses, and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2012. With her profits, Seloa hopes to improve her business and to help with 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.