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Total loan: $1,500


Hofoa, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business.

Heuifanga's story

Meet Heuifanga. She is a 48-year-old mother of six, grandmother of two, and a wife of a fisherman. They live at their own home.

Heuifanga's business is tapa making, where she joins a group of tapa-making women in their village. They conduct the tapa making only once in every week. During their tapa making, they make lots and different types of tapas, with different sizes. After the tapa making, they divide the tapas among themselves.

Heuifanga not only knows how to do tapa, but she can also decorate tapa on her own. Not all tapa-making women know how to do this. This is an extra flow of money for their family. Her business helps out a lot with their living. Heuifanga prepares her tapas, then exports them overseas to her relatives for more marketing.

She is hoping to use her loan money to buy her business more mulberry because bigger sized tapas bring good money but require lots of soft tapa. Her vision for the future is for her family's life to be totally improved from living in poverty to a better standard one.