Total loan: $450


Malapo, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her handicrafts business.

Malia's story

Meet Malia. She is 24 years old. She is married with two children. They live in their own home.

Malia currently runs a handicraft business where she makes kiekie from raw materials of nature. She uses materials such as coconut fiber and hibiscus. Her children and husband help her braid the materials. She makes different sizes and styles of kiekie.

Malia sells her kiekie through garage sales on the internet and also at the local market. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy raw materials for her business. Her vision for the future is for her business to grow and create more business.