Mafoe is a 36 year old married woman who has 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years.
Mafoe has requested a loan to buy weed killers, other chemicals, chemical sprayers and crops. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Mafoe hopes to pay for her children's education.
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.