Talafeaii is 23 years old and has two children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for two years. Talafeaii has requested a loan to buy fishing nets, fishing rods, hooks, and baits. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Talafeaii will hope to pay for her families weekly 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.