Taape is 51 years old and married with 3 children. She runs a small business selling vegestable in her community and has been doing this for many years. Taape has requested a loan to buy fertilizer,chemicals,timber,cement,iron roof and pay for children education. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Taape will provide her children education need and also help her family daily need.
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.