Fasitupe is 38 years old and married with 5 children. She has a small stall at the market where she sells in pounds such as carrots, potatoes, and tomatoes as well as sugar, laundry utensils, home-ware equipment and more, to earn a living. Fasitupe needs a loan to buy a sugar sack, farming stocks and home-ware equipment to help her with the business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011 to gain access to financial services. Fasitupe hopes to use her earnings to improve her family assets.
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.