Taaloga is a 34-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells donuts, sandwiches, drinks etc in her community to earn a living. She has five years of experience with this business.
Taaloga needs a loan to buy more goods to expand her business. She plans to use her profits to supply her family’s daily needs. Taaloga became a member of SPBD in 2012.
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.