Fiapaipai runs a plantation at Vailoa-uta. She sells her crops to people in her village to earn a living to accommodate her growing family. Fiapaipai has many years experience in operating a vegetable plantation, so as a result her experience is used to expand and nurture her crops, and to become a successful businesswoman.
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.