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Telesia

Veitongo, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business and also help with their plantation needs.


Telesia's story

This is Telesia. She is 52 years old. She is a wife to a farmer, a mother to 8 children and a grandmother to 14 grandchildren. Some of her children have grown up and created their own families, and live at their own homes.

Telesia is running a business of making tapa cloth and growing crops. She joins a group of tapa-making women in their village. Together they make tapa cloth once a week. Telesia sells her tapa to her relatives overseas. She and her husband also own and operate their own piece of land. On their plantation, they grow diverse types of crops, and Telesia takes them to the local market to sell. Her main market day is Saturday.

Telesia is hoping to use her loan money to buy mulberry for her tapa making, and also use some of the money for the plantation. Give Telesia your support by lending her money.