A loan helped to buy boxes of matches and tobacco products for her business.


Irene's story

Irene is a 31-year-old married woman with two children. They live in a community in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.

She runs a business selling betel-nuts, leaves, cigarettes and matches at the market to earn a living. She has been in this business for more than five years.

Irene has requested a loan to pay for additional boxes of matches and tobacco products to increase her stocks and assist her in running her business.

She plans to use her profits to meet her family's weekly expenses and improve her business.

She joined SPBD in 2021.


This loan is special because:

Its goal is to reach financially excluded and underserved people.



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