Fetalaga is a 66-year-old widow woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 10 years.
She has requested a loan to buy bush knives, chemicals, a weed sprayer, a spade and a wheelbarrow for her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Fetalaiga hopes to use her profit for her grandchildren's school fees and to support her family.
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.