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Total loan: $2,625


Lapaha, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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

Telesia's story

Telesia is 65 years old. She is a mother to seven grown ups, and a wife to a farmer. They live at their own home, with eleven members of them altogether.
Her business is making tapa, and she is a member of a tapa making group in their village. They conduct their tapa making, only once in every week. With the rest of the week, Telesia prepares her soft tapa for the next round, and she is helped by her daughter. She sells her finished products to some people in their village, in the local market and also to her relatives overseas. She is a very hard working mother, who works from morning until the moon appears at night. Telesia wishes that her daughters will run the same business, because she is not getting any younger.
She is hoping to use her loan money to buy mulberry for her business. Her vision for the future, is to be able to renovate their house and expand it.