Total loan: $1,200


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Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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

Mele's story

Mele is 30 years old. She is married to a farmer, and they have one child to raise. They live at their own home, and her son attends kindergarten.

Mele runs a business of handicrafts, where she makes kiekie from raw materials, but especially from hibiscus and coconut husks. Kiekie made from coconut husks have a very high price due to its processing time and also the materials. Mele makes two kiekies in a week. Her husband helps her with preparing the coconut husks. Mele's business not only earns her family money, but it is also a talent that she is making use of. She is applying for a loan in order to buy raw materials for her business.

Mele's vision is to save more money for the future of their son.