A loan of $525 helps to buy bags of betel nuts, leaf, and cigarettes for her marketing business.


Rosa's story

Rosa is a 39-year-old woman who is married with two children. They live in a community in outside Honiara, capital of Solomon Island.

She has a marketing business selling betel nuts, leaf and lime powder in her community to earn a living. She has been in this business for one year.

Rosa has requested a loan to pay for additional bags of betel nuts, leaf, and cigarettes to assist her with her business.

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

She joined SPBD in 2021 to gain access to financial services.


This loan is special because:

Its goal is to reach financially excluded and underserved people.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.