Mekika is a 33-year-old single woman with 2 children. She makes and sells cocoa, rice, taro, bread, fruit etc. in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Mekika needs a loan to buy sugar,rice,flour and big pans. She plans to use her profits to help help improve her family's standard of living. Mekika has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
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.