Faapalagi is a married woman with 9 children. She is requesting this loan to buy new materials to make elei (hand-printed fabric) and printing. Faapalagi joined SPBD in 2009 in order to gain access to financial services.
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.