Faapopo is a 22 year old single woman with no children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has farmed for 3 years. Faapopo requests a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, fertilizer, chemicals, and shovels. She became a member of SPBD this year. With her profits, Faapopo hopes to pay for her family's weekly expenses.
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.