Faaiuga is 32 years old and lives with her partner and 2 children. She runs a small business selling pork cakes and pancakes in her village school during breaks and has been doing this for more than 3 years. Faaiuga has requested a loan to buy flour, oil, soy sauce, yeast, and a frying pan. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faaiuga will used it to support her family financially.
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.