Fogaletea is a 71-year-old married woman with five children.
She would like to start growing taro and bananas in her plantation to earn a living. Fogaletea has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, a crowbar, a spade and barbed wire for her plantation.
She became a member of SPBD in 2012. Fogaletea will spend her profits to improve her family's financial situation.
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.