Faimanifo is a 30 year old married woman with 5 children. She has a huge plantation where grows taro, banana, taamu and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for almost 8 years. Faimanifo has requested a loan to buy weed killer, fertilizer, wheel barrow, shovels, bush knives. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Faimanifo hopes to save for her children's education.
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.