Teuila is 33 years old and married with three children.
She has a kava business, grinding and packing kava, filling in plastic bags with it, and selling it in her community or at the market. Teuila needs a loan to buy more plastic bags, a wheelbarrow, weedkiller spray, and bush knives, etc to help her with the ongoing business.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Teuila hopes to use her earnings to improve her family assets.
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.