Fialii F. is one of the older ladies within the Vaipuna Center. She is on her first loan, which she will use in her bingo business. She is sixty years of age and this is the type of business she can manage to do. Saturday and Friday are the days that she played her bingo because this is the day in which people get their money. Fialii earned $300.00 tala per night and she wants to expand her business, by buying more goods and attracting more people to play her bingo.
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.