Tuaoimaalii is a 22-year-old married woman with no children. She has a small plantation and grows different vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years. Tuaoimaalii has requested a loan to buy equipment and other things needed for running her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Tuaoimaalii hopes to expand her business.
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.