Faaea is a 45-year-old divorced woman with nine children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.
Faaea has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, a crowbar, sprayers, crops and new gum boots. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development since 2011.
With her profits, she hopes to help out 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.