Faalelava is a 34-year-old woman who is married, with two children. She has a big plantation where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Faalelava needs a loan to buy chemicals, weed killer, rakes, bush knives, etc. to help her with the planting of her crops. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2012. Faalelava will use the profits from her sales to support her family and her children's education.
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.