Moira is from the village of Faleula, which is located along the coast of the island. This is one of the main reasons her business is fishing. She needs the loan to purchase more materials to upgrade her fishing business. She needs to purchase a new fishing boat to meet the high demand in this line of business. Moira sells her catch at the Fish Market in the heart of the capital of Upolu, and on less profitable days, she sells them to neighboring villagers.
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.