Taualofa is a 34-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation that grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Taualofa has requested a loan to buy equipment and everything she needs for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
With her profits, Taualofa hopes to extend her business and save more money for the better future of her 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.