Even though Taufau's husband died, she never gave up and does her best to continue her business. She has four children; two are working while the other two are still in school. She works six days a week selling handicrafts such as titi fau (for hula dance), necklaces, lavalava printing, and samoan bags. She requests a loan to buy fabric paints so she can increase her stock and 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.