Nat operates a taxi which runs everyday of the week and earns between 200 and 400 tala per day. (1 tala = $0.35 US dollars). The taxi is the main source of income for the family, and Nat needs finance to purchase spare tires for the taxi.
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.