Vaoesea is 41 years old and married, with six children. She has a small garden where she grows cucumbers, cabbages, tomatoes, etc., that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.
Vaoesea needs a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, vegetable seeds, a rake, a garden hose and a shovel. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. Vaoesea will use the profits from her sales to help assist her family financially.
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.