Tusigaigoa is 42 years old and married with 2 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of general items. She has been doing this for 4 years. Tusigaigoa needs a loan to buy tins of tuna fish, chop suey noodles, box of noodles, sack of sugar, bag of rice, sack of flour, cooking oil, snacks, laundry soap and soft drinks. She hopes to use her profits to pay for her children's education. She became a member of SPBD to gain access to capital for 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.