Fale is a forty-eight-year-old married woman with six children.
She has a small plantation where she grows cabbages, green onions, tomatoes, green peppers and carrots to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Fale has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, a rake, bush knives, a garden hose and spade.
Fale has been a member of SPBD since 2002. With her profits, Fale hopes to grow her business and pay for her kids' education.
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.