Meki is 33 years old and married, with three children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for four years.
Meki needs a loan to buy boxes of chicken, sausages, and mutton flaps, a sack of flour, a bag of sugar, a bag of rice, a sack of onions, and a freezer. She hopes to use her profits to pay for her children's education.
She became a member of South Pacific Business Development (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.