Faiilagi is a 39-year-old married woman, and has 7 children. She catches and sells fish in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business. Faiilagi needs a loan to buy a fishing net, a new canoe, and spears. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Faiilagi has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
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.