Tuusao is 66 years old and married with 9 children. She has a cattle farm and a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas, yams, and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.
Tuusao needs a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw, knives, and to pay her children's school fees.
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.