Total loan: $1,075


Busa, Western Division, Fiji / Arts

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A loan helped to buy plain tapa, paints, and raw materials for her handicrafts and other essential items for her business.

Melaia's story

Fijian culture is often vividly represented on Masi (Tapa) and Garlands. Melaia (59) of Busa is looking to become a seller of plain masi and traditional garlands. She plans to sell her makings at the in her local handicraft centre and hopes to receive a loan that can help her achieve this goal. Melaia is prepared to purchase raw materials in order to earn herself some profit for each item sold. She is self-assured in her abilities to carry out this business and expects to earn a great amount of profit for her efforts.