Total loan: $4,350


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Matahau, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business and to help with house renovations.

Sesilia's story

Sesilia is a 43-year-old mother of eight from the Western side of Tongatapu. She is married to a farmer, and they live at their own home.

Her business is making tapa (barkcloth), and she is a member of a tapa-making group of women in their village. They make tapa once a week. During their tapa making, they make different types of tapa according to their preference and also the customer's demand.

Sesilia makes good money from her business. She not only makes tapa, but she also sells soft tapa and mulberry. Her husband grows mulberry on their plantation.

She is in the SME loan category. Her plan for her loan is to buy more mulberry to make tapa, for at the moment, her mulberry trees are still under size and not able to be used for tapa. She will also use a portion of the loan to help with house renovations. Her vision for the future is for her children to be educated.