Taumainuumau is an old lady who supports her family by running her vegetable garden. She is 60 years old and has 6 kids. She attends the market to sell her produce once a week, and she can make $200-300 per visit. She uses the money to support her family and to pay school fees for her grandchildren.
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.