Tusigaigoa is 39 years old and married with two children. For the past four years, she has owned and operated a small store where she sells items such as snacks, soft drinks, rice, sugar, and other products. Tusigaigoa became a member of SPBD gain access to capital for her business.
Tusigaigoa is requesting a loan to buy some more stock. She hopes to use her profit to re-paint her shop.
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.