Tusiga is a 41-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Tusiga has requested a loan to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to extend her plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Tusiga hopes to save for family needs.
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.