Tali is 53 years old and married with seven children. She owns and operates a small flea market. She has been doing this for three years. Tali needs a loan to buy shoes, clothes, lava-lava (traditional Samoan garment), and hair gel, hair clips and bangles.She hopes to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. She became a member of SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital for her 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.