Total loan: $1,550


Mu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for weaving and to pay women to help with weaving.

'ilisapeti's story

Ilisapeti is 59 years old, married, and has seven adult children. She lives with her youngest daughter who is the only unmarried child and is still in the university.

Ilisapeti runs a business of weaving, which she has been doing for more than 30 years and is her family's main source of income. Even though her children are grown up and each has a career, makes good money, and sends them some money, she still insists on running her business and making her own money. Her husband supports her business. Her dream is for her daughter to finish her education and have a career in the future.