Filoi is a 44 years old married woman with seven children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.Filoi has requested a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, chemicals, fertilizer, a rake, a shovel, a file, a spade, and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. With her profit Filoi hopes to assist her family financially and support her children's 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.