Fiataua is a 47 year-old married woman with 1 child. She grows taro, cucumbers, tomatoes and yams to earn a living. Fiataua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw, and knives for her garden. Fiataua will use her profits to support her family.
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.