Tului is 23 years old and single with no children. For three years, she has had a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, yams, and other fruits and vegetables that she can sell in her community or at the market. Tului needs a loan to buy farming supplies like a new weed sprayer, gramoxone, bush knives, and fertilizer.
Tului has been a member of SPBD since 2011. She will use the profits from her sales to support her family.
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.