Foloi is a 52-year-old divorced woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years.
Foloi has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, chemicals, bush-knives, a pickaxe, taro roots, a backpack sprayer and a tarpaulin. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
With her profits, Foloi hopes to improve her business and 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.