A loan of $700 helped to buy gromoxone chemicals (weed killer), fertilizers, wheelbarrow, and other supplies for her plantation.


Mele's story

Mele is a 49-year old mother of five children. She is married and joined SPBD two years ago. She heard about the program through her fellow villagers, and she decided to join. Mele and her family have been living on their plantation, which is their main source of income, for a long time. This is Mele's 3rd loan with SPBD and she believes the financial support she has been receiving has allowed her family to make ends meet. They have renovated their home. Mele is planning to export her taro overseas which she believes will generate a great source of extra income.



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