Faapisa is a 30-year-old married woman with three children. She makes and sells rice and curry in Saint Theresa Pri School and in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Faapisa needs a loan to purchase more bags of rice, chicken leg quarters and etc.
She plans to use her profits to save for family needs. Faapisa has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
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.