Tali is 53 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling Samoan cocoa in her community and has been doing this for many years.
Tali has requested a loan to buy more sacks of cocoa beans and foam cups as well as pay school fees. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services. With her earnings, Tali will improve her business and support her family financially.
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.