Faafetai is a 39-year-old married woman with 2 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu (a large root vegetable like taro), yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years. Faafetai has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, mist blower, shovels, rake, wheel barrow, gloves and bush knives. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Faafetai hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.