Taalefili is 30 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small business selling ice cakes in her community and has been doing this for 1 year.
Taalefili has requested a loan to buy cordial, plastic bags, sugar, Chinese lollies (candy) and foam cups. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Taalefili will make improvements to her house and take care of her family's everyday needs.
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.