A loan of $950 helped to buy new tools and equipment for the plantation such as bush knives, planting tools, rakes, fertilizers, chemicals, and more taro roots.


Melesete's story

Melesete is a 34-year-old married woman with five children.

She has a small plantation where she grows taros and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Melesete has requested a loan to re-supply new equipment to help her improve her plantation.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Melesete hopes to increase and earn a good income from her plantation so she can provide a good education for her children and also improve her home.



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