Total loan: $450


Nukunuku, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her handicraft business.

Monalisa's story

Monalisa is 41 years old. Her husband is a farmer, and they have four grown-up children. They live at their own home. Monalisa and her husband run a crafts business. She makes kiekie from raw materials of nature. Her husband helps her by braiding the hibiscus and preparing the coconut husk and fibers. He also carves the coconut shells and cut them so Monalisa can easily make the kiekie. Her daughter also helps her with the business. Their children have grown up and pursue their own careers, but if it wasn't for Monalisa's business, they could not have come this far. Her business started long ago, and it is still running. This sort of business brings good money. Monalisa hopes to use her loan money to buy raw materials for her business. They managing their business well during this pandemic era.