Faletaaga is a 36-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. Faletaaga has requested a loan to buy new equipment such as a wheelbarrow, spade, axe, etc. She became a member of SPBD in 2012. Faletaaga will spend her profits on 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.