Total loan: $875


Havelu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more mullbery for her tapa making business and to enlarge her business.

Vika's story

Vika is 35 years old. She's a mother of five children and a wife to a security worker. They live in their own home in a village near the central area of Tongatapu. Only two children are currently schooling.

Vika's business is tapa making; she's doing it together with a group of women in their village. They only conduct the tapa making once in a week, where they make different types and size of tapa.

Not only does she make tapa and sell it out, but she also sells soft tapa to earn extra money. Her business is running very actively, and it shows us that she can pay back her loan successfully.

Vika sells out her business overseas and also at the local market. As she explained, her husband's salary cannot cover all their expenses and daily needs.

She knows she has to help her husband with their living if they want their children to have a better future and to afford their needs. Now her tapa making business plays a major role in the family's life.

Vika joined the SPBD loan program for financial support.

Her dream is to improve the quality of life of her family to a better one through the help of her business.

Despite the fact that her business helps their lives a lot, running her own business makes her feel so independent; that is why we empower women: to be independent.

A woman can be whoever she wants to be, as well as her family, if she stands up and starts her own business, makes her own earning and achieves her dream.