Mesepi, age 32, runs a small business preparing and selling banana chips in her community to earn her living. She has been engaged in this business for three years.
She and her husband have five children.
Mesepi joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. She has requested a loan to buy a fryer, a gas oven, vegetable oil, and baking powder.
With her increased earnings, Mesepi will expand her business.
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.