Tusipo is 33 years old and married with four children.
She has a small garden where she grows pineapples that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Tusipo needs a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives, spade, and weed spray.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Tusipo will use the profits from her sales to support her family.
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.