A loan of $675 helped to purchase farm supplies and equipment for growing taro.


Makerita's story

Makerita is forty-eight years old and married with six children. She owns and operates a small plantation, planting and harvesting taro for sale. She has many years of experience in this business. Makerita needs a loan of WST $1,500 to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. She plans to use the profit from her sales (estimated to be 300 Talas per week) to improve and expand the business.

In 2011, Makerita 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 Makerita's second loan with SPBD.



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