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Total loan: $2,000

Lucyanne

Malapo, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her crafts business and also a new engine for their fishing boat.


Lucyanne's story

Meet Lucyanne. She is 38, married and has six children. They live in their own home. Her husband is a fisherman. Together they run a business of crafts and fishing. Her husband goes fishing while Lucyanne sells the sea food and fish beside the main road and also at the local fish market. Their fishing business runs daily except for the bad weather season that makes the business run very slowly.

For her crafts, she makes kiekie from the raw materials of nature, like hibiscus and coconut fiber. Her children help her with the braiding of the materials. Lucyanne sells her kiekie at the local market in town. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy more materials and also a new engine for their fishing boat. She wishes to continue running her business so that she will be able to make more money and renovate their house.