Faavae is a 41-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Faavae has requested a loan to help with her children's education and to purchase new equipment to use for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Faavae hopes to provide for 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.