Faaotaota is 56 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling chips in her community, and has been doing this for many years.
Faaotaota has requested a loan to buy a big fryer, a bag of flour, oil, sugar, baking soda, and yeast. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital.
With her earnings, Faaotaota will save part of the profits from her business to pay for her child's school fees.
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.