Faapalagi is 55 years old and widowed with nine children. She owns and operates a business venture: elei, Samoan designed outfits. She has many years of experience in this line of business.
Faapalagi needs a loan to buy materials, fabric paints, stencils and brushes. She hopes to use her profits to support her family. She joined SPBD in 2008.
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.