Taloa is a 47 year old married mother of 9 children.
She has been in the SPBD program for more than 3 years. Not only does she operate a small shop at her village, but she also has her plantation to help out as another means of earning income for her family.
Taloa plans to use this loan amount to purchase a mist blower, chemicals, fertilizers, and busknives for her plantation, and cement, and timber to renovate her home.
By joining the SPBD program, Taloa has managed to use her profits wisely, not only reinvesting it back into her business, but also to cater for the everyday needs of 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.