Meki is 32 years old and married with three children. She owns and operates a small store selling general stock. She has been doing this for three years. Meki needs a loan to buy soft drinks, onions, mosquito coils, snacks, and cooking oil. She hopes to use her profits to expand and renew her shop in the future. She became a member of SPBD this year 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.