Faipaipai is 21 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling BBQ in her community and has been doing this for two years. Fiapaipai has requested a loan to buy mutton flaps, box of chicken leg quarters, and other necessary ingredients. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fiapaipai will help pay for her family's weekly expenses.
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.