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Maa'imoa

Lapaha, Tongatapu, Tonga / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for the full service of their buses and also buy some auto parts.


Maa'imoa's story

This is Maa'imoa. She is a 37-year-old mother to eight children, and a wife to a bus driver. Her children currently attend school, only the little baby stays with Maa'imoa at home.
Her business is serving people through bus transportation, where she and her husband owns six buses. Currently, they employ five men, to help her husband with the driving in their bus. They serve the Eastern area of Tongatapu. The buses start running every morning at 6:00 am, until 7:00 pm, from Monday to Saturday, every week. Maa'imoa and her husband started this business a few years back, because they observed and realized the need of more buses for the Eastern area, due to lateness to work and school. They are providing a very good service for the people. She is hoping to use this loan money of hers, to pay for the full service of the buses and also buy some auto parts.