Fetinai is a 47-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small vegetable garden to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Fetinai has requested a loan to buy veggie seeds, chemicals, fertilizer, and sprayers. She became a member of SPBD this year. With her profits, Fetinai hopes to pay for her families 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.