Taimane is 51 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for many years.
Taimane has requested a loan to buy fishing net, fishing bait, a diving mask, fishing line and a new canoe. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Taimane will improve her business to get good income.
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.