Taupaolo is a 65-year-old married woman with 7 children. She makes and sells pork buns, pancakes, and pies to earn a living. She has 4 years of experience with this business. Taupaolo needs a loan to buy ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, etc). She plans to use her profits to support her business and to provide good financial support for her family. Taupaolo 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.