Fotoi is 33 years old and single with one child. She runs a small business selling barbeque in her community and has been doing this for three years.
Fotoi has requested a loan to buy mutton flaps, sausages, chicken leg quarters, soya sauce and pots. She joined South Pacific Business Development in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fotoi will help with 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.