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Total loan: $2,150


Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more seedling for her plantation business.

Heleine's story

Heleine is 77 years old. She is a mother to five grown ups. They have all finished high school, are married and have their own families. Only Heleine and her husband are living at their home. Her business is growing and selling sandalwood.

The nature of her business is that first Heleine grows her own sandalwood in her backyard and maintains it. Then, she grows sandalwood in pot plants and sells it for money. Growing and maintaining the growth of the sandalwood is very difficult because if it is not maintained well, it will die.

Heleine challenges herself in growing sandalwood for selling. As she explained, it is hard to maintain but when it grows, it brings tens of thousands of dollar for the family. Shown in the photo is Heleine's potted plants of little sandalwood ready for sale. Her vision for the future is to build a new house for her and her husband.