Total loan: $5,300


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Havelu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more mullbery for her tapa-making business and to renovate her rental business by buying new cars.

'ilaisaane's story

Ilaisaane is 41 years old and from the central part of Tongatapu. She is married with four children, who all attend school. They live in their own home. Her business is tapa making and rental cars. The rentals run at their own home, where her husband helps with them. For her tapa-making business, she joined a group of women in their village. They conduct the tapa making only once a week, then sell it to friends and families overseas. She earns good money from both her businesses and can educate her children. However, there is more room to grow her business. With her belief, her business can still grow and become more successful. 'Ilaisaane joined the SPBD program many years before, and she has now witnessed the benefits of running a business with financial support. She has become one of the most trusted clients in the SPBD. She is now in the SME loan category. As she explained, she will continue to join the program for further support, for what she and her family have achieved today is all because of the help SPBD lent her. Her vision is to earn more savings from her business and put up a retail store of their own. All these dreams can come true if her loan is funded and she earns good money from it to start her new business.