Total loan: $875


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Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

Panitita's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more materials for making kiekie and also to buy some more iron roof and timbers for the recovery of her house from the damage of the cyclone .

Panitita's story

Panitita she's 39 years old,she's still single but she's living together with her parents and she's responsible in looking after them.

Her business is making kiekie from the hibiscus Fiber. She can make at lest three kiekie a week and sell them out to earn some money for her family for living.

Last February, Tonga was struck by the strongest cyclone in the record and affected most of the Tongan people's lives.

Panitita's house's roof was blown off. Her business was affected as both of her finished goods and raw materials was wet and ruined. So she's struggling now looking for raw materials for her business after the cyclone.

She applied for a rehabilitation loan and used it to recover both of her business and her house.

She dreams for a vision to expand her business of adding on some other different types of kiekie for her to make in her business in order to earn some more income for her family to live.