Faasaveve is 42 years old and married with six children. She plans to start a business selling canned fish, flour, sugar, salt, ice cream, chicken legs, etc. She has requested a loan to buy a freezer, snacks, soft drinks, flour, sugar, salt and soap. Faasaveve will use her profits to help her family and support her children's education. She has been a member of SPBD since 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.