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Total loan: $450


Tu'anuku(Vava'u), Vava'u, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

'ana's story

Ana is 22 years old. She is still single and lives together with her parents. She dropped out of school at an early age and stays at home uneducated.

Her business is weaving, and she does it together with her mother at home. They weave mats from brown pandanus only. Because there are two of them doing weaving, they can complete one mat in just a week. Weaving mats with brown pandanus is easier and faster than with white pandanus, but products with white pandanus are more expensive.

Ana learned to do weaving from her mother because she knew her parents are not going to be with her forever and she has to make a living starting now. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy pandanus for her weaving. Her vision for the future is to continue on running her business so that she will benefit from it when her parents are gone.