Tutumau is a 54-year-old married woman with four children. She would like to start growing a taro plantation to earn a living. Tutumau has requested a loan to support her taro crops and wishes to buy fertilizers, chemicals, weed spray, a shovel, gloves, etc.
Tutumau has been a member of SPBD for one year. She will spend her profits on improving and extending her business.
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.