Faafili is 65 years old and has six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas and yams. She has been doing this work for many years. Faafili has requested a loan to buy a mist blower, bush knives, planting tools, chemicals and fertilizers. She has been a member of SPBD for three years. With her profits, Faafili plans to reinvest into her business, and also to improve her family's living standard.
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.