Faasulu is 30 years old and married with five children. She has a small garden where she grows taro and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.
Faasulu needs a loan to buy a watering can, barbed wire, a spade, a wheelbarrow and manure/chemicals. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Faasulu will use the profits from her sales to pay their children's school fees.
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.