Women & Development

Empowering the women in our community

What is a Women & Development

To assist with the development and expansion of the role of women in business & general development in Tonga, finance is available for lending to income generating projects as well as social development projects. These projects are to be implemented and managed by women. Both women’s groups and individuals are eligible for funding.

For women’s groups, applications must be channelled through the women’s section of the Extension Division of MAF for perusal and recommendation.

Why go with us?

Tonga Development Bank’s Women & Development loan has:


8.50% pa

interest rate

Women & Development
SecurityAny assets available
Term24 months
Repayment Percentage Salary DeductionNormally by cash though Salary Deduction is preferable.
FeesFor salary deduction, normally 50% salary allowed for repayment of loan. 60% can be considered depending on total salary
DisbursementCan be charged to account. Direct to supplier where necessary or according to agreed draw down schedule.
CRR A8.50% pa
CRR B9.00% pa
CRR C9.50% pa

Applicants considered under this Sector should: