Tunufai is a 42-year-old woman who is married with four children. She runs a business selling general goods and products in her community. She has three years of experience with this business.
Tunufai has requested a loan to purchase meats, canned foods, soft drinks, snacks, and many other items. She plans to use her profits to improve her family’s living, together with her kids in school. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
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.