Fuaselau is a 34-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small vegetable garden and grows different vegetables to sell in her community or at the market. To earn extra income, she has a pork cake business also. She has been doing this for many years.
Fuaselau has requested a loan to buy flour, yeast, baking soda, big basins, an oven, chicken, soy sauce, fertilizer, vegetable seeds and a garden hose.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Fuaselau hopes to improve her businesses to earn good money.
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.