Total loan: $1,325


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Pea, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

Fifita's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy some mulberry for her business of making tapa (patterned cloth made from bark) in order to provide more to sell.

Fifita's story

Fifita is 52 years old and divorced from her husband. They have six children and one grandchild.

She has been running her business for several years now. Even though her husband is gone, she has never failed to fulfill her responsibilities to her children.

Fifita is running her business making tapa (patterned cloth made from bark) to help their family. She has joined a group of women who work together in making tapa. When she finishes making her tapa, she sells it at the market to earn income for her business, helping her family especially her children and the repayment of her loan.

Fifita faces challenges because she's the only one working, and she's also babysitting her grandchild. When she's sick, there's no one to replace her. Then she can't meet the demands of her customers.

Her vision for the future is to continue running her business. She's willing to do anything for her little family by running a good and profitable business.