Tafa is a 55-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small farm and grows taro, taamu, etc., to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Tafa has requested a loan to help with her children's education and also to improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Tafa hopes to expand her business and save more money.
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.