Taesali is a 48-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and also yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Taesali has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a backpack sprayer, bushknives, a tree planter spade, rake, fertilizer, empty gallon jugs and a digging stick for her business.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Taesali hopes to provide a better living for her family.
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.