Fuatino is a 22-year-old woman with one child. She has a vegetable garden business that she started six months ago. She has just joined SPBD seeking financial assistance to further improve and enhance her vegetable garden to make a decent profit to take care of her family. She plans to use this loan to purchase vegetable seeds, a mist blower, chemicals, rakes, fertilizers, bush knives, rolls of fencing wire, spades, and shovels to further expand her garden. Fuatino hopes to improve her family's livelihood with the profit she makes from her business and not have to depend on family overseas for money.
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.