Lemafoe is 39 years old married with 7 children. She is the Centre Chief for Levili Tuvao. Her husband works for one building company in town and his salary is not sufficient to look after the family. Lemafoe is very hard working and she has never relied on her husband for support. She started off with a pancake business and now she is running a flea market. Lemafoe has sacrificed for many years and she believes that hard work is the key to success. She is requesting a loan to buy supplies for her flea market. She is very happy and very delighted by the opportunity offered by SPBD. She hopes to help her family and improve her business.
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.