Faatuatua is a 26-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Faatuatua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, bush knives and crops.
She became a member of SPBD in 2013. With her profits, Faatuatua hopes to improve her family's standard of living.
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.