Fualaau is 42 years old and married with five children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, banana, taamu and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Fualaau needs a loan to buy barbed wire, a wheelbarrow, fertilizer, a backpack sprayer, taro root and a spade.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Fualaau will use the profits from her sales to assist with her family's daily needs and support her children's education as well.
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.