Total loan: $450


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Yavulo 2, Western Division, Fiji / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase raw materials for making Tapa.

Alesi's story

Alesi, 38, has chosen to help her family’s livelihood by making tapa. This paper-like cloth is made from the pulped bark of a mulberry tree, which is made into a fibrous pulp, dried, and hand-painted by Fijian women. It is given as gifts at weddings and funerals, or used for clothing and costumes. Alesi is seeking a loan so she can purchase the raw materials to make tapa.