Tusiata is 29 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small business selling ocean-caught fish in her community and has been doing this for many years. Tusiata has requested a loan to buy a cooler, spear, torch, goggles, knives, and other items for her fishing business. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tusiata will help support the family and send her children to school.
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.