Matagi is 36 years old and married with three children. For the past four years, she has run a taxi business. Matagi transports people in her community. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital.
Matagi is requesting a loan to buy tires and paint her vehicle. She will use the profit from her loan to buy another taxi.
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.