Faaosofia is a 35 year old married woman with four children. She would like to start growing bananas and taro to earn a living. Faaosofia has requested a loan to buy a plant sprayer, chemicals, and bush knives. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Faaosofia will use her profits to improve 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.