Total loan: $3,025


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Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business and also to help with her flea market.

Taetuna'ula's story

Meet this mother named Taetuna'ula. She is 41 years old and married, with three children. Her husband works in the army force, and the kids are all currently schooling. She lives with her family in their own home. Taetuna'ula runs a business of flea market and tapa making. She has been running this business for more than 10 years now, and has witnessed the benefits her family receives from her business.

For her tapa making business, she runs it only once in a week, where she joins a group of tapa making women in their own village. When her tapas are ready, she then sends them overseas for marketing and sometimes sell it out at the local market. Taetuna'ula can also decorate her tapas, which saves money.

For her flea market, she runs it at the market place, almost every day, but the main flea market day for her is Saturday. In her market, she sells out shoes, second-hand clothes, and other useful goods. She is one of the most trusted clients, for in the previous records, she paid her loan well and in advance. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy mulberry for her tapa making, for she needs to makes lots of tapa, both for sale and also for her daughter's wedding. Also to help with her flea market by paying for the freights of her flea container that was exported and it is in the wharf.

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