Total loan: $900


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Lapaha, Tongatapu, Tonga / Housing

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

A loan helped to buy materials to repair her house that was damaged by a cyclone.

'elina's story

'Elina is 38 years old, separated, and a mother of five children, four of whom are currently attending school. She runs a weaving business to support her children. 'Elina does her weaving with her mother at their home. She weaves ta'ovala (a Tongan dress), which takes one-and-a-half weeks to finish and sell out.

Last February, Tonga was struck by a very strong cyclone named Gita, which affected most Tongan people's lives. 'Elina's house was badly damaged by Gita. She applied for a rehabilitation loan to help repair the house.

She's working hard to help her family and repay the loan. But most importantly, her vision is to be financially stable to provide for her children.