Tapunuu is 54 years old and married with seven children. She would like to start a small business selling dresses and other items. In order to do this, Tapunuu needs a loan to buy clothing materials, a roller and a new sewing machine for her business. She hopes to use her profits to save for her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
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.