Taupale is a 36-year-old, married woman, who has eight children. She has a small plantation and grows vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Taupale has requested a loan to to buy more vegetable seeds, chemicals, a weed sprayer, fertilizer, a wheel barrow and rake. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. Taupale hopes to gain good profits from her garden, to be able to support her family and kids.
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.