Tautineia is 52 years old and married with four children. She runs a small business selling banana chips in her community and has been doing this for many years.
Tautineia has requested a loan to buy ingredients needed to make banana chips for her business. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tautineia will expand her business to gain more income for her immediate family.
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.