Faaluaina is a 31 year old and married, with one child.
She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Faaluaina has requested a loan to buy more chemicals, fertilizers, weed spray, shovels, picks, and barbed wire. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Faaluaina hopes for the betterment of her family and her kid's future.
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.