Total loan: $1,550


Ha'alalo, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy some more mulberry and pandanus for her businesses.

Mafi's story

Mafi is 45 years old, a married woman and a mother of seven children and one grandchild. Four of her children are currently attending school. There were ten people altogether that they are living together at their home. She had her loan from SPBD and used it to buy her raw materials for her businesses. She's running tapa making and weaving. She's doing it together with a group of women in her village. Mafi sells out her finished products at the market to earn income for her business to help paying back her loan and also for her family's living. Sometimes she faces challenges such as lacking mulberry and also pandanus for her work. Her loan helps overcome her challenges in order to provide some more income. She has a vision for the future to earn some more income from her business to renovate her house and also to pay her children school fees for a better future.