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Total loan: $850

Liteina

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Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more mullbery for her business and also to use some of the money for family function.


Liteina's story

Liteina is 50 years old. She is married to a farmer, and they have eight children altogether. Only three children are still in school. They live in their own house.

Her business is tapa making, where she is a member of a group of tapa making women in their village. They conduct the tapa making only once in every week. There are twenty members altogether, and when they do the tapa making, they make lots and lots of tapa in just one day. They then share it among them, and Liteina takes her products to the local market for selling, while she sends some overseas.

Her tapa making business is the main income for her family. Liteina has been doing the tapa making for decades and it has become a part of her life. She can also decorate tapa with traditional arts.

Her business is running very well. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy more mullbery for her business, and also to use for family functions.

Her vision is to encourage the women in their village to learn how to do tapa, for it brings good money to the family.