Tauala is a 56-year-old married woman, with 11 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Tauala has requested a loan to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to expand her plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010.
With her profits, Tauala hopes to save for family 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.