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Total loan: $3,050

Fusi

Tofoa, Ha'apai, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more materials for her handicrafts business and mulberry for her tapa making.


Fusi's story

Meet this 77 years old mother, named Fusi. She is a widow with two daughters and she currently lives with her eldest daughter. Fusi, with the help of her daughter, runs a business of handicraft and tapa making. She joins a group of women for the making of tapa, and for her handicraft, her daughter is her only help. She makes dancing costumes and kiekie basically from raw materials of nature. Her products are being sold at the local market and also through the internet. Fusi has been doing this business for decades, and she still manages to do it now. Some people might give her a different perspective according to her age, but in reality, her designs and products being produced are a one-of-a-kind. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy raw materials and mulberry for her business.