Fialupe is a 32-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 6 years. Fialupe has requested a loan to buy a weed sprayer, bush knives, filings and chemicals. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. In the future with her profits, Fialupe hopes to grows vegetables in her plantation as well to earn more.
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.