Maafaave, age 52, is a taro farmer. She has been growing and harvesting taro plants on her small plantation for the past three years. She and her husband have six children.
Maafaavae as been a member of SPBD since 2010. She is currently requesting a loan in order to buy chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, gloves, bush knives, seedlings, and two wheelbarrows.
With her profits, Maafaavae hopes to make essential repairs to her house.
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.