Fofoga is a 43-year-old married woman with two children. She makes and sells taro chips in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Fofoga needs a loan to buy her new chip maker, ingredients, etc. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and support her family.
Fofoga 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.