Total loan: $1,075


Honiara, Capital Territory, Solomon Islands / Retail

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A loan helped to buy bales of rice, cartons of canned tuna, cartons of noodles, and cartons of biscuits for her general store.

Rose's story

Rose is 50 years old and is married with six children. She lives in a rural community beside Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.

She owns and operates a small general store in her community, selling basic food items, such as rice, flour, sugar, tea, biscuits, noodles and canned goods, to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years.

With her previous loans, she was able to increase her stock and pay for her children's school fees. With the help of ongoing training from SPBD staff on how to run a business, she is successfully earning a good income and her business runs very well.

Rose is now applying for a new loan to buy more goods to assist her in maintaining her business. She plans to use her profits to pay for the labor cost for her home improvement.

She joined SPBD in 2014 to gain access to financial services.