Faafete is 28 years old and married. She has 2 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, and yams so that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years. Faafete needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush knives, a weedkiller spray and more tiapula.
Faafete has been a member of SPBD since 2011 and joined to gain access to financial stability. Faafete, in the future, will use the profits from her sales to improve her family's assets.
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.