A loan helped to buy pandanus and mulberry for her business and also to help recover their house.


Mele's story

Mele is a 45-year-old, married woman. She has six children and they are living together at their own home. This is her eighth loan. Three of her children are currently attending school and three of them have already left school.

She's running her business of making tapa and also weaving. She runs her weaving business at her own home but she is running her business making tapa together with her sister and some other women in the village. When her products are finished she sell them at the market to earn money to help her family's life, especially her children's education.

She requested her loan from SPBD and used it to help her buy materials for her business and also to help recover her house from cyclone Gita's destruction. She has a vision to continue on running her business so that she can earn good money for her family and influence other mothers to create their own businesses and run it on their own to help their families.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.



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