Fuafiva is 23 years old and married with no children.
Fuafiva has a small garden where she grows taro, tomatoes, beans, and taamu (giant taro) that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Fuafiva needs a loan to buy more equipment for her business. She will use the profits from her sales to extend her business and support her family.
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.