Total loan: $2,575


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Ha'akame, , Tonga / Arts

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

A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making and also helps with their house renovation.

Makelesi's story

This lovely mother is 65 years old. Her name is Makelesi. Her husband is a farmer and they have eight sons. They all have their own families. They live together with their youngest son and his family. Makelesi and her daughter-in-law run a business of tapa making, and they join a group of women in their neighborhood. Together they make different sizes and kinds of tapas once every week. They spend the rest of the week preparing soft tapa for the next tapa making round.

She sells her tapas locally and also overseas. Makelesi is a very hardworking mother, and a good role model in the center. She pays her loans well with no arrears. She is applying for another loan to buy mulberry for her business and also to help with their renovation.