Taulaai is a 46-year-old woman. She is married with five children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro, cabbages, cucumbers, and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.
Taulaai needs a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, tarpaulin and bush knives. Taulaai will use the profits from her sales to support her family and to renovate her house.
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.