Total loan: $875


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Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Housing

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A loan helped to buy some new iron and timber for their roof after the cyclone damaged it.

Lelamani's story

Lelamani is 28 years old and married with four children. Three of them are currently attending school.

She's running her business of weaving together with her sister in their own home. When she finishes weaving, she sells it out in the market to earn some income for her family and to help them for living.

Last February, Tonga was struck by a very strong cyclone named Gita, which affected most Tongan people's lives.

Lelamani's house was badly destroyed by the cyclone. She applied for a rehabilitation loan and used it to recover her house from the cyclone destruction for the safety and comfort of her family.

She used her loan money to buy new iron and timber to repair and recover their roof.

Lelamani currently runs her weaving business six days a week from morning until evening in order to earn money to help pay back her loan and to help her family.

In the future, she has a vision to continue running her business so that she can be able to provide for her own children.