Faataualofa is 33 years old and married with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows bananas and taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.
Faataualofa needs a loan to buy equipment she needs for her business, including a wheelbarrow, bush knives and fertilizers. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Faataualofa will use the profits from her sales to purchase land to expand her business in the future.
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.