Faamaini is 30 years old. She is married and has three children. She has a plantation where she grows taro, bananas, and yams to sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 3 years. Faamaini needs a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush knives, weed killer spray, and more tiapula. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Faamaini will use the profits from her sales to improve her family’s 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.