Tuluiga is a 28-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years.
Tuluiga has requested a loan to purchase fertilizer, weed killer, bushknives, a wheelbarrow and boots. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Tuluiga hopes to expand her business to earn more and help her family with its 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.