Tagiilima is 58 years old and married with four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as snacks, soft drink, flours, sugar, chicken, sausage etc. She has been doing this for 10 years.
Tagiilima needs a loan to re-stock her shop. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business and keep her children in school. She became a member of SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital 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.