Tauilo is a 38-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Tauilo has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, a spade, a wheelbarrow, and a crowbar. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Tauilo hopes to improve and expand her business and provide for her family's daily needs.
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.