Melea P., 23, is single with children. She has 2 year(s) of experience in the Flea Market business. She sells to the villagers 7 days per week. She has previous loan(s) with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 200 Tala (~83 USD). SPBD loans are Melea’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. A single female from a family of 2 brothers and 1 sister.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.