Tavae is a 30-year-old married woman with 3 children. She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Tavae has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, a wheelbarrow, manure and a spade. She has been a member of SPBD since 2007. Tavae will spend her profits to continue her business in the future.
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.