Menime is a 46-year-old, married woman with six children. To earn a living, she makes and sells sandwiches, donuts, pies, and soft drinks in her community. She has nine years of experience with this business.
Menime needs a loan to buy loaves of bread, butter, jam, canned tuna, mayonnaise, bags of flour, sugar, yeast, and soft drinks.
She plans to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. Menime has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2005.
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.