Taefali, a 47-year-old divorced mother of six, makes and sells taro and fried chicken in her community to earn a living. With two years of experience in this venture, Taefali is requesting a loan to purchase more taro, chicken and other cooking ingredients. She plans to use her profits to help with her children's education and extend her business. Taefali has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.