Faamanuia is thirty-two years old and married with four children. She makes and sells handicrafts to earn a living and has been doing this for two years.
Faamanuia has requested a loan to help her business grow. She plans to use her profits to help her family. She joined SPBD in 2011 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.