Tenari is a 48-year-old, married woman, who has four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants, to earn a living. She has been doing this work for many years. Tenari has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, bush knives, gloves, a wheel barrow and a mist blower. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Tenari hopes to save for her family's daily needs.
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.