Meka is a 32-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and she grows taro, 'taamu', bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Meka has requested a loan purchase fertilizers, chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Meka hopes to improve her plantation, support her family, and cover her children's education.
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.