Tafaoga is 56 years old and married with six children. She wants to start a small business making and selling German buns, donuts, ice pops, etc. in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy everything she will need to start her business. In the future, Tafaoga hopes to expand her business and to save more money for her children's education. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to financial services.
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.