Fuafanua is a 44-year-old married woman with six children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. Fuafanua has requested a loan to buy equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD for a number of years. Fuafanua will spend her profits to help provide her family with their daily 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.