Faafouina is a 31-year-old married woman with 2 children. She would like to start growing taro, banana, yam and taamu to earn a living. Faafouina has requested a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, bush knives and a spade for her farm. Faafouina will re-invest her profits to expand her business and save for her children's school fees.
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.