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Total loan: $425


Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Nirmali's story

Meet Nirmali. She is a 30-year-old widow and a mother to three children. Nirmali's husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her the responsibility to raise their children on her own.

Nirmali has been running a business of weaving in order to take care of her children. She conducts her weaving every day, making sure she keeps up with the demand of her customers.

She weaves taovala, mats and fihu with white pandanus only. When her products are ready, Nirmali usually takes it to the local market for marketing, but now she adopted the idea of posting her products on the internet.

She is hoping to use her loan money to buy pandanus for her business. She runs her business with a vision for a better and secure future for her fatherless children, and to make sure that they are well provided with their needs and wants.

Help Nirmali with her vision by lending her some money.