Aimalefoa is 40 years old and married. She has four children.
She has a small garden where she grows cabbages, tomatoes and cucumbers that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Aimalefoa needs a loan to purchase more seeds and tools to expand her business.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Aimalefoa will use the profits from her sales to save in her account for the family's needs.
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.