Alofaatu is a 20 years old and single. She has a small farm where she grows taro, bananas, yams and other items to earn a living. She has been doing this for seven years and is requesting this loan to buy various items, including a weed sprayer, pesticides and knives for her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With the profits she expects to earn, Alofaatu hopes to expand her business and support her family financially.
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.