Fetu is a 52-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and yam to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Fetu has requested a loan to buy buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, fertilizer and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Fetu hopes to extend her family's 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.