She has a small plantation and sells taros, bananas and jam to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years. Me has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a wheelbarrow,a backpack sprayer, bushknives and taro root crops.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2007. With her profits, Me hopes to re-open her shop and provide good support for her family and kids.
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.