Faleupolu is 23 years old and married with 2 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro plants that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years. Faleupolu needs a loan to buy fertilizer, taro plants, a wheelbarrow, bush knives, gloves and a rake. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Faleupolu will use the profits from her sales to expand her business and to pay her children's school fees.
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.