Total loan: $775


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Honiara, Capital Territory, Solomon Islands / Services

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A loan helped to buy rolls of plain cotton material and a sewing machine so that she can start a tailoring business.

Mary's story

Mary is 40 years old, married, and has one child. She lives in a rural area outside of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.

Mary currently runs a small canteen business where she sells noodles, rice, biscuits, sugar, salt, soups, and other necessities that her community needs. She is also in the process of starting a new tailoring business this year. Mary plans to produce pillow cases, food covers, women’s blouses, dresses, clothes holders, and children’s wear for her customers in town and in the surrounding areas.

With the help of the SPBD training she received on how to start, run, and manage a business, Mary’s canteen is running smoothly and she earns a good income that enables her to pay for her child’s school fees and other family needs. She is now requesting a new loan in order to buy rolls of plain material and a sewing machine so that she can start her tailoring business. Mary plans to use her profit to pay for tools and other small equipment to use around the house and to improve her home.

She joined SPBD in 2015 to gain access to financial services.