Tausala is forty-seven years of age and married with seven children
Tgausala owns and operates a business venture, selling pork buns. She has seven years of experience in this business. Tausala needs a loan of WST $3050 to purchase meat such as chicken, soy sauce, a deep frying pan, flour and cooking oil. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 400 talas or US $167 per week) to pay for her children's tuition fees.
In 2009, Tausala joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks, because they lack collateral. This is Tausala's fifth loan with SPBD.
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.