Tapuitea is a 35-year-old married woman with two children. She would like to start growing a vegetable garden to earn a living. Tapuitea has requested a loan to buy more supplies such as fertilizers, seeds, shovels, a wheelbarrow, and also iron roofing to renovate her house. She has been a member of SPBD for many years. Tapuitea will spend her profits to improve/extend 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.