Melopeta is a 22-year-old woman who is married, with three children. She has a small flea market business. She has five years of experience with this business.
Melopeta needs a loan to buy earrings, Samoan bangles, tapa, cava bowls, printed shirts, shorts, and elei-printed material. She will use her profits to pay for her children's education.
Melopeta joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) in 2009 to gain access to financial services.
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.