Fatiauma is a 36 year old married woman with seven children. She would like to start growing vegetables to earn a living. Fatiauma has requested a loan to help her purchase equipment and materials for her vegetable garden use. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Fatiauma will spend her profits to help her improve and increase her business.
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.