A loan of $800 helped to buy more chemicals, knives fertilizers.


Makalita's story

Makalita is married to a farmer from the village of Siumu, quite far from town. He is unemployed and she was looking around for ways to earn money to support her children toher than depending on her husband’s farming skills to bring in food for the family. When she got word about SPBD Program and how it has managed to help women that were in the same situation, she decided to give it a try. She got a loan out of the program and invested it into their plantation giving her husband encouragement to work harder while she sells their products at the market. She delivers 2-3 bags of taro to the market once a week and she gets $250.00-$300.00. This money is being used to support her family witheir daily needs and her taro plantaion.



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