Tolusefulutasi is a 43-year-old married woman with 9 children. She would like to start growing cabbages and tomatoes to earn a living. Tolusefulutasi has requested a loan to purchase seeds and farming tools to start her business. This is her first year as a member of SPBD. Tolusefulutasi will spend her profits to save for her kids' education.
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.