Alaifue is 39 years old and married with five children.
She has a small garden where she grows and sells coconuts that she can sell in her community or at the market. This is her first year with this business. Alaifue needs a loan to buy more coconuts to sell to the villagers
She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. Alaifue will use the profits from her sales to expand 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.