Talafulu is a 35-year-old woman who is married with five children. She runs a business selling cup and bowl noodles, twisties, lollies, sugar, flour, etc. in her community. She has three years of experience with this business.
Talafulu has requested a loan to buy sacks of flour, sugar, onions, herring, lollies, a box of chicken, mutton flaps, milk, cigarettes and noodles. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.