Total loan: $1,300

Neta Tua

Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry to replace the mulberry that was destroyed by the cyclone.

Neta Tua's story

This is Neta Tua. She is 50 years old, and she is a separated mother of three grown children. Neta Tua runs a business making tapa (barkcloth). Her original business is making handicrafts; she is still running this business, but has stopped temporarily due to the lockdown and slow sales.

Therefore, she started her tapa-making business by joining a group of women in her village. Neta Tua designs her tapas herself before selling them. Sometimes her customers request non-design tapas. Neta Tua also sells soft tapa to the tapa-making women and at the local market.

Neta Tua's business was affected by the cyclone that struck Tonga in April. She is applying for a revitalization loan to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business to replace the destroyed ones.