Total loan: $1,325


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Havelu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Malia's story

Meet Malia. She is 21 years old, and she is a single mother to her beloved son. Malia lives together with her parents. Her mother taught her the skill of weaving, and they are doing weaving together. Together they weave taovala, mats, and fihu, and they sell it out at the local market and also to relatives overseas.

Her mother wants her to be responsible for her son and be able to stand on her own and not rely on someone to provide for them. She has applied for a loan from the SPBD to buy pandanus for her weaving. Malia's dream is to raise her son in a positive environment where he can grow up and see the positive side of life.