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Total loan: $1,500

Lomakeni

Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her handicraft business and also mulberry for her tapa making.


Lomakeni's story

This widow's name is Lomakeni. She is 52 years old and has five grown children with eleven grandchildren. Lomakeni lives in her own home with only her youngest son. She runs a business of handicraft and tapa making.

Lomakeni joined a group of women in their village for making the tapa as her handicraft. She does this on her own with the help of her son. She makes tapa with the women and then sells them to regular customer overseas. Lomakeni also makes kiekie from raw materials and some other goods and then sells them at the local market. Her son helps her business with braiding of the materials while Lomakeni does the work.

Lomakeni is a hard working mother. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy raw materials and mulberry for her businesses.