Taufalaula is a 52-year-old married woman with four children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Taufalaula has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, as well as pay her children's school fees.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Taufalaula hopes to improve 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.