Faamanuiaga is 28 years old and married with three children. She has a small garden where she grows banana and taro, which she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years. Faamanuiaga needs a loan to to buy new farming materials such as bush knives, a plant sprayer, fertilizer, and barbed wire.
She has been a member of SPBD since May of this year. Faamanuiaga will use the profits from her sales to support her family and to improve 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.