Total loan: $1,525


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Kumifonua II, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Lesieli's story

This is Lesieli. She is 60 years old. She is a wife to a farmer and a mother to nine grownups. Lesieli, together with her husband and their four youngest, lives in their own home, while the older ones live with their own new families.

She is running a weaving business, and her daughter helps her with her business. Together they weave taʻovala and mats from white pandanus. When their weaving is done, Lesieli takes the products to the local market and sometimes sends it overseas.

She has been running this business for more than 30 years. She is applying for a loan to buy pandanus for her weaving. Her vision for the future is for her remaining children to find their way of life and be able to take care of themselves when she can no longer does that.