Aleisa is one of the most productive lands on the south west of Upolu Island. This special part of the island where vegetables and flower are grown. Ana Fati W. is one of the SPBD members that uses and make use of these lands. Ana’s family contains of seven members altogether. She got only one son who is not working and only one daughter who is mentally retarded. There is no one of the family working, the husband also not working and no other source of income for her and the family. Ana being a sixty seven year old woman stands out if you look at her environment. This is her business, she grows vegetables such as cabbages, spring onions and also a variety of flower plants that surrounded and decorates the appearance of the small unpretty house. Her sale for the week is $170 but if the supplies increase then sales also gets up to $250 a week for both flowers and vegetables. She is one of the very successful business women and her dream is a market overseas for her products.
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.