Filifili is a 49-year-old married woman with four children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 20 years. Filifili has requested a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, gloves, a farming fork, a tiller, chemicals, sprayers, crops and new gum boots. She has been a member of SPBD since 2000. Filifili hopes to save her profits in case of an emergency.
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.