Tauvasa, age 52, makes and sells banana chips in her community to earn a living. She has been engaged in this business for four years. She and her husband have five children.
Tauvasa joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. She has requested a loan in order to buy oil, banana, spicy flavor, salt, and plastic bags.
With her increased earnings, Tauvasa 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.