Total loan: $450


Folaha, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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

Telesia's story

This is Telesia. She is 25 years old. She is married and has three children. All her children are currently in school, and they live at home.

Telesia has a business making tapa (traditional bark cloth made of mulberry bark). She joins a group of tapa-making women in her village once a week to make tapas. Working together enables them to make enough tapas. When the products are ready, Telesia sends them overseas and also sells them at the local market.

She is hoping to use her loan money to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business. Her vision for the future is for her children to finish their education and achieve a better life in the future.