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Total loan: $450

'Asopesio

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Fatumu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy some more mulberry for her business of making tapa cloth.


'Asopesio's story

Asopesio is 45 years old. She is a married woman with three children. She's running a business making tapa cloth. She is doing it together with her little sister and some other women of the village. They make tapa once in a week. When she is finished making a tapa she sells it at the market to earn income for her family and also to help pay back her loan. She said there was some minor damage to her house from the very strong cyclone named Gita that stuck Tonga last February it's already fixed.

Asopesio's vision for the future is to empower women to work together in building up a business so that they can be responsible in doing everything for their families instead of being controlled by those who provide money for their families, like from overseas.