Tuumuliga is a 31-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro, yams, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for 5 years. She has requested a loan to purchase weed killer, a wheelbarrow, gloves, fertilizer, and a shovel. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Tuumuliga hopes to expand her business and provide more goods for people.
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.