Total loan: $2,175


Lavengatonga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business and help with repairing their house.

Melenaite's story

This is Melenaite. She is 74 years old, and yes she still runs her business very well. She even helps her adult children in taking care of their children financially. Melenaite has spent more than half of her life running her business of making tapa in order to take care of her family. Not only that, her four adult children have their own families now and Melenaite still manages to help them and herself. She lives with her husband at their own home with their youngest daughter and her family. Melenaite gave her peanut business to her daughter to run and make money for her own family. She joins a group of women in their village and together they make tapas once in a week. Melenaite applied for a loan to buy mulberry for her business and also help with repairing their roof due to damages from Cyclone Harold.