Total loan: $450


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Tatakamotonga, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more mulberry for her tapa-making business.

Mele's story

Meet Mele. She is 30 years old, married with two children. Mele and her cousins, together with her two sisters, run a business of tapa-making. They run their tapa-making once in a week at her aunt's house. They make tapas, mainly the smaller size ones, and sell them out locally and also overseas. Mele also prepares soft tapa only and sells it out to tapa-making women for extra money.

She applies for a loan in order to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business. Mele and her husband just got themselves their own piece of land, and their next plan is to build their family a house, for they currently live in an iron house.