Tafili is a 61-year-old widowed woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu, bananas, yams and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Tafili has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed sprayer, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits,Tafili hopes to save money for unexpected emergencies and to pay for her grandchildren's education as well.
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.