Total loan: $1,425


Ha'asini, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy some more mulberry for her business and also to help with the renovation of their house.

Helena's story

Helena is 44 years old and married to a farmer husband, while she runs her business of tapa making. They have six children, five of whom are currently attending school. She is doing business together with some other women in the neighborhood. They make only the smaller size of tapa and sell them in the market to earn money. In a week, Helena usually earns money in her business and she uses it to help pay back her loan and also to help her family's living.

She had challenges in her business due to the cyclone damages that occurred in February of this year. Her house was completely blown off, causing all the finished tapa she had ready to sell to get wet. Helena is trying to recover her business and to continue running it, in order to achieve her vision for the future to build her family a new house.