Fetu is a 42-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows yams, bananas, taro, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. She has requested a loan to pay for her children's education and to buy new equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Fetu hopes to provide her family's everyday needs.
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.