Total loan: $625


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Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

Lata's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her handicrafts business.

Lata's story

This is Lata. She is 55 years old, married and has three grown ups.

She runs a business of handicraft, where she makes different products mainly with coconut husk and hibiscus. Lata's husband helps her out with preparing the coconut husk and the Hibiscus.

Lata makes kiekie, waist string and also male taovala, then send it overseas and also sell some at the local market.

She is hoping to use her loan money to buy raw materials for her business. This has been the main source of income for Lata's family, for over decades. Not only that it brings money to her family, but it has become a part of her life.

She is willing to continue on running her business and urge other women to try and start their own business, so they could feel independent.