Total loan: $4,150


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Sapa'ata('Eua), Niuas, Tonga / Agriculture

Ane's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to pay more workers to help with the plantation, and also to buy more pandanus for her weaving business.

Ane's story

This is a 32-year-old mother named Ane. She has four children and a farmer as a husband. They live in their own home on the island of 'Eua.

Ane runs three types of businesses including weaving, selling kava and also growing crops. Her husband helps her with the business by doing the work on the plantation including growing and harvesting of the kava and crops. For her weaving business, she is joined by two other women in their neighborhood, and they conduct the weaving almost every day.

Ane is one of the most successful businesswomen in the SPBD loan program, for she has run her business and honored her agreements for loans and other purposes. Her business is running very, very well. When her mats and taovala are woven, Ane then posts them on the internet for marketing. As for the crops, she sells them at the local market and also exports them overseas and earns good money from this. The kava is sold out of their own home.

What they need is money to pay more workers to help her husband on the plantation with harvesting and also with growing the crops and the kava. That is why Ane has applied for another loan. Her vision is to continue making money from her businesses so she can build a much better house for her family.