Tafa is 47 years old and married with 11 children. She has a small garden where she grows tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins, and cabbages that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for four years.
Tafa needs a loan to buy vegetable seeds, a wheelbarrow, a rake, nails, barbed wire, and fertilizer for her garden. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Tafa will use the profits from her sales to improve her family's living standards.
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.