Mele is a 42-year-old married woman with 1 child. She has a small plantation and grows vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years.
Mele has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a spade, a hose, a wheelbarrow, vegetable seeds, weed spray, a pair of gloves and a rake. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Mele hopes to improve her business to help her family matters and her kid'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.