Faatolu is 50 years old and married with 11 children.
She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Faatolu needs a loan to buy equipments and fertilizer for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
Faatolu will use the profits from her sales to pay her children's school fees and to purchase a new land for her business.
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.