Gaufa is 47 years old and married, with six children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Gaufa has requested a loan to buy taro tubes, bush knives, boots, hose, a wheel-barrow, and chemicals.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Gaufa hopes to support her family as well as her children's education.
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.