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Total loan: $450

'Eleni

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Fanga, , Tonga / Arts

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


'Eleni's story

This is 'Eleni. She is 52 years old, the wife of a farmer, and a mother to five children. She is running a tapa making business, where she joins a group of tapa making women in their village. They conduct their tapa making only once every week. Together they make different types and size of tapas, and divide it among them.

When 'Eleni's products are ready, she sends them to her relatives overseas, sells them out at the local market, and also to random people in their village. She has been running this business for decades, and it has been her family's main source of income. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy mulberry in order to make more tapas.