Fofoaivaoese is 35 years old, married, and has three children. She runs a small business selling BBQ in her community. She has been doing this for two years. Fofoaivaoese has requested a loan to buy some sausages, mutton flaps, and chicken leg quarters. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fofoaivaoese will buy her children some new uniforms.
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.