Faauuga is a 30-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. She has requested a loan to improve her plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Faauuga hopes to improve the quality and continue to grow her crop.
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.