Taulau is a 49-year-old married woman with nine children. She wants to start a small business selling soft drinks in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to purchase more trays of soda, a cooler and a freezer. In the future, Taulau hopes to run a soda shop near the bus station where she's running her business. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.
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.