Mere is a 59-year-old single woman with 1 child. She makes and sells pancakes and pork cakes in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Mere needs a loan to purchase sacks of sugar, flour, yeast, frying pans, forks and boxes of chicken legs to help her in operating her business. She plans to use her profits to extend her business and to support her children's education. Mere has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.