Faapalagi is 53 years old and married with seven children. She would like to start a small business making elei (Samoan hand printed fabric). In order to do this, Faapalagi needs a loan to buy more materials. She hopes to use her profits to improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.