Tuitogamatoe is a 49-year-old married woman with five children.
She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for more than three years.
Tuitogamatoe needs a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes and rakes. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Tuitogamatoe will use the profits from her sales to improve her plantation and support her family and her children's education as well.
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.