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Total loan: $3,050

Siale

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Petani ('Eua), 'Eua, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.


Siale's story

Siale is 40 years old. She is a widow with four children. All her kids are currently in school. Siale is running a business of weaving, and she joins a weaving group with her neighbors. Together they weave different types of mats and taovala, then sell it out at the local market, from their homes, and also to family overseas.

Siale has been running this business for more than ten years, and it has been her family's main source of income. Her husband passed away in 2010, leaving her with the responsibility to take care of their children herself. Siale has been facing so many struggles, and yet she never gives up because she knows that her children rely on her.

She is applying for a loan in order to buy pandanus for her weaving business. Her dream and vision is for her children to have a better life in the future and she is willing to do whatever it takes to pursue her dream.