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Total loan: $1,650

Hingano

'Ohonua ('Eua), 'Eua, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business and pandanus for weaving.


Hingano's story

Hingano is 55 years old. She's currently running two businesses of tapa (bark cloth) making and weaving in order to earn some more income to help her husband raise their eight children.

Her husband works as a farmer and also helps Hingano in her business to be more profitable and provide more outputs. She's usually joined a group of women in their village to do their weaving and also making tapa. She sells her mats and tapas to the overseas market for good money.

Lack of funds to operate her business is the main challenge that she faces. Hingano looks forward to achieving her goal that she'll be successful in her business to earn some more income to improve their house.