Tupe is a 59-year-old married woman with five children.
She started a small plantation to grow taro, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.
Tupe has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, boots, bush knives and barbed wire.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Salai hopes to save for her children's education and to extend the 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.