Total loan: $450


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Halaleva, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business.

Laumanu's story

Meet Laumanu. She is a 31-year-old widow with two children. Her husband passed away three years ago, leaving her their children to raise on her own. Laumanu and her two kids live in their own little house.

She is a member of a tapa making group of women in their village. They conduct their tapa making once a week. Together, they make different types and sizes of tapas. Laumanu sells her tapas to some locals, but mainly she sends them to her relatives overseas and receives good money for them.

Her top priority is her two kids, to meet their needs and make sure that she can always provide for them. She went through some hard times, but that never got her down. She is applying for a loan to buy mulberry for her tapa making business. Her only dream is for her two kids to live a better and more comfortable life.