Tuleiga’s husband is a good Engineer and can fix lawn mowers and other light machinery. Tuleiga and her husband have two lawnmowers, and they earn their living by mowing lawns. Tuleiga enjoys this business because it is good exercise, even though the sun can get very hot when she works. Tuleiga is requesting a loan so she can purchase another lawnmower and a second-hand car for transportation. This will enable her and her husband to do more business.
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.