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Total loan: $975


Pangaimotu(Vava'u), Vava'u, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more pandanus and also to pay more women workers to help her weave.

Fokikovi's story

Fokikovi is 63 years old single mother of one, from the island of Vava'u, Tonga. She also has one grand child. She lives on her own and operates her weaving business from home.

Fokikovi weaves mats and ta'ovala (an article of native clothing), then sell it to people in the village, at local market, and also to families overseas. She earns well, but the earning is not enough to help her purchase more materials for her business.

Through the loan from South Pacific Business Development (SPBD), Fokikovi hopes to buy more materials for her business. She also requires money to pay more workers to help her with her weaving. Funding her loan will help her overcome her problems. Her vision for the future is to expand her business, hire more employees, and increase her earning.