Total loan: $875


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Tu'anuku (Vava'u), Vava'u, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Saipalesi's story

Meet Saipalesi. She is 47 years old, and she is married with ten children. Her husband is a farmer, and Saipalesi runs her business of weaving. She weaves mats and taovala, using light brown pandanus. Saipalesi sells her weaving at the local market and mainly through social media.

Saipalesi's business is her family's main source of income. Her husband's farm helps with providing crops for food, while Saipalesi makes money for their family. They have been struggling in raising their children, but as they grow up, the two eldest daughters help their mother with her weaving and things got a lot easier. Saipalesi applied for a loan to buy pandanus for her weaving. Her dream is to upgrade her family's standard of living. Help Saipalesi in living her dream by funding her loan.