Faatutu is a 35-year-old woman who is married with four children. She has a small business, providing lawn mower services to her community. She has been in this business for four years.
Faatutu needs a loan to improve the quality of her business. She will use her profits to support her family and kids. Faatutu joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.
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.