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Total loan: $425

Vake

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Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her business of handicrafts.


Vake's story

This is Vake. She is 33 years old, and she is now married to a farmer. They still have no children. Vake still maintains her business of handicrafts which she started a few years back before she got married. She makes kiekie, some traditional souvenirs, along with some other accessories that will attract tourists and visitors to the kingdom. Her husband is her only helper now.

Vake sells out her business products from her own room at the local market. This is their main source of income. Currently, she is facing a major challenge, for the local market is closed down due to the lock-down for COVID-19. Therefore her husband built her own stall along the main road near town, where she can still display and sell out her business products. She plans to buy more raw materials with her loan money.