Tavau is 54 years old, married, and has 10 children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas and taro, which she has been doing for four years.
Tavau is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy fertilizer, shovels wheel barrow, gloves, and knives.She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Tavau hopes to save for future expenses.
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.