Pulemau is 55 years old and married with five children.
She has a plantation where she grows taro, banana, taamu and ufi that she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Pulemau needs a loan to buy a wheelbarrow and taro, taamu, and banana plants and to support her children's education.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Pulemau will use the profits from her sales to help her children's education.
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.