Fuarosa is a 41-year-old woman who is married with 9 children. She plans to start a small business, providing a lawn mowing service in the community. Fuarosa needs a loan to buy a new lawn mower and more spare parts. She will use her profits to expand the business. Fuarosa joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to financial services.
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.