A loan of $650 helped to buy day-old chicks, poultry feeds (starter and finisher), and a lamp, for her poultry business.


Joana's story

Joana is 40 years old, is married, and has four children. She lives in a rural area outside of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands. She operates and runs a small poultry business. She used to sell chickens to customers at the market, and officers in town. She always gets special orders for chickens, before big events and special occasions. She has been doing this for two years, to earn a living.

She joined SPBD Solomon Islands in 2015, to gain access to financial services. With her previous loans, she was able to pay for her family's needs and pay for her children's school fees. She also gained knowledge on how to run a business, from the ongoing training provided by SPBD Solomon Islands. Her business is running smoothly, and she is earning very good income.

Now, Joana is requesting a new loan. She plans to use it to pay for day-old chicks, poultry feeds, and a warming lamp, to increase her stock and help maintain her business. She plans to use her profit to build a new fence for her poultry business.


This loan is special because:

Its goal is to reach financially excluded and underserved people.



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