Total loan: $3,025


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Longolongo, , Tonga / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy fertilizers, chemicals, pay men to help plough their plantation, and also provide for their family during the lockdown.

Mele's story

Mele is 63 years old. She is a mother to six grown children and a wife to a farmer. She and her husband live in their own home with their two youngest children who aren't married. Mele and her husband run a business growing crops and it has been their family's source of income for multiple decades. They have used this income to raise their children to become who they are today. They still run their business and make their own money. They own a piece of land where they grow diverse types of crops such as taro, sweet potatoes, cassava, yams and also some vegetables. Her youngest son helps her husband take care of the plantation and Mele markets the crops at the local market and also some other areas. They used to send a container of crops overseas once a month. But now that the border is closed, they only sell it everyday along the main road because the market place is also closed down. Mele applied for the loan to finance what is required for her business: ploughs, fertilizers, chemicals, and to pay workers. She will also use the loan to provide for her family during the time of the lockdown.