"Faaselega is a 60-year-old married woman with 7 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 20 years. Faaselega has requested a loan to buy bush knives, a wheelbarrow, chemicals, weedsprayer and a spade, and also to improve her house. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Faaselega hopes to support her family and to save for unexpected emergencies."
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.