Total loan: $825


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Ta'anea, Vava'u, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy some more materials such as pandanus for her weaving, and also to pay for more labour for her business.

Lute's story

Lute she's 38 years old and a single mother of two children: one of them already attending school and one is still an infant. Lute weaves mats and ta'ovala. She only hires people if she has money, but she always wishes to have someone to help her in her business. Lute struggles in trying to look after her two children and making sure that they have something to eat. When she finishes weaving she sells it out in the market to earn money for them. She faced the challenges of lack of materials while running her business. She applied for a rehabilitation loan to overcome her challenges and to continue to earn income for her and her children. Her dream for the future is to have a profitable business, to educate her children, and to have better future.