Taulau is 47 years old and married with 4 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and cucumbers that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years. Taulau needs a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw, and knives for her plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. Taulau will use the profits from her sales to support 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.