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Total loan: $875


'Ohonua ('Eua), 'Eua, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business.

Veilomani's story

This is Veilomani. She is 64 years old. She is a single mother of four. She lives with her children in their own home.

Veilomani runs a business of tapa making, and her two daughter are helping her out with her business. She joins a group of tapa-making women in their village. When she is busy with her tapa making, her two daughter prepare the soft tapa for her. Not only that, but they also help out their mother with decorating the tapa, before selling it. Sometimes random people come to Veilomani's house and buy the tapa, some buy it from the local market when she takes it there, and also overseas people buy it when it is exported.

Veilomani is applying for a loan in order to buy more mulberry for her business. She is hoping that her two daughters will continue to run this business when she is no longer able to do it.