Faimasasa is a 52-year-old woman who is married with seven children. She runs a business selling a variety of goods in her community. She has three years of experience with this business. Faimasasa has requested a loan to expand her business. She plans to use her profits to improve the business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
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.