Total loan: $4,325


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Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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

A loan helped to buy pandanus, mulberry, and groceries for her weaving and tapa making and canteen business, and also to pay for the tent she always hires for her flea market.

Katalina's story

Meet Katalina. She is a 57-year-old widow with seven grown-up children. She has been a widow for decades now. Only two remain with her, and they attend high school. The rest of her children have created their own families.

Katalina runs a weaving business, tapa making business, a flea market sales business, and a canteen. She manages to run all her businesses well without failing. She pays women to conduct the weaving for her and joins a tapa making group of women for tapas, while she runs her canteen on her own and sells out at the primary school. For her flea market, she runs it every Saturday, and her youngest daughter helps her out with it.

Katalina budgets her time wisely and manages it very well for all her businesses because she knows her two youngest are depending on her for a living.

She sells out of her weaving and tapa making products to relatives overseas. Her eldest daughter helps her with the flea market by sending her goods from overseas, for she is staying there with her family.

Katalina is applying for a loan from the SPBD, in order to buy more pandanus and mulberry and also groceries for her business, and also to pay for hiring a tent for her flea market. Help Katalina support her business by funding her loan!