Gauula is a 47-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams, and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Gauula has requested a loan to buy new weed killer, weed spray, fertilizers, spades, a wheel barrow, and a pair of new axes. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, she hopes to improve her business to help her family and her kids' education.
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.