Tuilagi is 49 years old, married, and has four children. She runs a general store selling a variety of products in her community, which she has been doing for three years.
Tuilagi is requesting a loan to expand her store. She plans to use her profits to continue improving the business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.