Faaliliu is 33 years old and married, and she has three children. She wants to start a small business, making and selling barbeque in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a barbeque oven, big basins, boxes of chicken, sausages, mutton flaps, soy sauce, tomato sauce, onions, foam plates, foil and gas. In the future, Faaliliu hopes to maintain and improve her business, in order to support her family. She joined SPBD in 2013, to gain access to financial services.
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.