Taloa is a 44-year-old married woman with nine children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas and other crops to earn a living. Taloa has requested a loan to buy equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Taloa will use her profits to supply her family's daily needs.
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.