Tilomai is a 43-year-old married mother of two. She runs a bingo business which she runs twice a week at night. She earns $300-$400 a week. She is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase supplies for her business.
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.