Taunese is 59 years old and married with nine children. She runs a small business selling fast foods in her community and has been doing this for two years now.
Taunese has requested a loan to buy flour, dripping oil, baking powder, bags of sugar, a cooler, gas and plastic bags.
She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Taunese will expand 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.