Faataitai is a 36-year-old married woman with 2 children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. Faataitai has requested a loan to buy chemicals, an axe, knives, a knapsack, spray, etc. She will use her profits to cover 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.