Fagasau is 62 years old and married with eight children. She plans to start a business selling goods in her store like flour, sugar, salt, snacks, tins of herring, corned beef, chicken and mutton flaps. She has requested a loan to buy more flour, sugar, snacks, washing soap, laundry powder and soft drinks.
Fagasau will use her profits to fund her kids' education and buy more goods to improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008.
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.