Fagalele is a 37-year-old married woman with 3 children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, yams and bananas to earn a living. Fagalele has requested a loan to buy knives, chemicals, axes, spades and weed killer in order to help her operate her business. She joined SPBD year. Fagalele will spend her profits to not only extend her business but with her family activities as well.
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.