A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase raw ingredients such as flour, sugar, oil, and cordials to make products for sale.


Merita's story

Merita is 50 years old. She is married and has five children.

Merita owns and operates a business venture, selling dried goods in the local community. She has three years of experience in this business. Merita needs a loan of WST 2,500 to purchase raw ingredients needed such as flour, sugar, oil, and cordials to make products for sale. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 400 talas or US $167 per week) to supplement her family's income.

In 2008, Merita joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks because they lack collateral. This is Merita's fourth loan with SPBD.



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