Meleseke is a married mother of two who lives in the village of Vailele. She is the only pork cake maker of the center. She joined the program just last year, but now she has already paid off her third loan of $1250.00. Her record of paying the loans tells you how good and honest she is.
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.