Tenisi is a 42-year-old married woman with five children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Tenisi has requested a loan to buy farming tools.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Tenisi hopes to improve her home and expand the 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.