Total loan: $475


Lae, Morobe Province, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase materials for her local hand craft business.

Anastasia's story

Anastasia is a stay-at-home mom involved in the arts and crafts business, especially in creating and designing local handbags. She resides along the local coastal area of Sepik River, Wewak East Sepik Province.

She started her business 2 years ago. The design and the type of pattern she does comes from the local area where she is from. By promoting the identity of the culture and background, the local handbag portrays the identity of its community, society, and the Province. She does her marketing at the arts and craft arena, and she even attends huge occasions such as the Arts and Crafts festival and big shows. She displays her handiwork, which attracts most customers. The pattern she designs captures the attention of local communities as well as tourists from other countries.

Due to popular demand and good income earned from the sales, she’s trying to export her product overseas and display online. She needs funds assistance to purchase a mobile phone to publish her products online and also additional materials for her sales.