Failautusi is a 66-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small farm and raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Failautusi has requested a loan to buy young piglets, a barbed wire for the fence, pig food and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Failautusi hopes to to expand her business in the 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.