Tuaialuga is 25 years old and married with 5 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling ice pop,t wisties, german buns, donuts in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy food items and some soft drinks to sell in front of their school building. In the future, Tuaialuga hopes to expand her business in the future. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.
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.