Fiaputa is a 35-year-old married woman with nine children.
She would like to start growing peanuts to earn a living. Fiaputa has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, weed sprayer, bush knives, chemicals, spade and a rake.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. Fiaputa will spend her profits to pay for her children's school fees and to expand her business.
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.