Tapuono is a 38-year-old woman, who is married and has one child. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, yams and taamu to earn a living. Tapuono has requested a loan to buy items she needs for farming, like chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives and spades.
Tapuono will spend her profits to extend her business and save for her child's school fees.
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.