Taliilagi is a 40-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Taliilagi has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, a hose, a wheelbarrow, a pair of gloves, spades, baby cabbages and weedkiller. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Taliilagi hopes to improve her business and earn more profit to help 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.