Vaitele has a large population. Fiavae is from Vaitele and sews for a living. Most of her clients are neighbors but some are from other areas. She is a hard worker and earns $300 of profit in a week. She is happy as she can financially support her family and can stand on her own two feet without relying on her family for money.
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.