Total loan: $1,475


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Kolofo'ou, Niuas, Tonga / Arts

Tilisa's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy some materials for her business and also renovate their house.

Tilisa's story

Tilisa is 32 years old, the mother of nine children, and married. They are living together in their owned home in the urban area of Tongatapu. Tilisa's seven children are currently attending school, while two are still too young to enter school.

Tilisa is running two businesses, making whole tapa and selling it and also making mulberry as raw materials for making tapa. She's running her business at her own home, and her sister is helping.

Tilisa had a loan last year and it was posted to Kiva. She successfully paid it back. She's running her business very actively. When she receives her earnings, she uses it to help her family, help her weekly loan repayments, and continue to buy some more materials for her business. Tilisa doesn't face any challenges in her business. She's very comfortable operating her business to run well.

Tilisa has a vision for the future to generate some more income from her business to educate her children for a better future.