Talisuaga is a 39-year-old woman who is married with two children. She has a small business running a taxi. She has had this business for three years. Talisuaga needs a loan to purchase new spare tyres, cover seats and floor mats. She will use her profits to save for family needs. Talisuaga 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.