Total loan: $1,775


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Popua, , Tonga / Arts

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

'emeline's story

Emeline is 81 years old. She is a divorced mother of six adults and she lives together with her daughter and her family. Currently she still runs her tapa making business, where she is a member of a tapa group of women in their village. Her daughter helps her in preparing her soft tapa and even went with her to her tapa making. Her age does not get any younger but she has determination that she can still run her business well. She and her daughter design her tapas and sell them out. Not all her tapas are for sale. She manage to keep her business running.

For many years she has provided for her children with the money she earn from her business. 'Emeline always sets a good example not only to her children but also to the women that work together in the the village.

She applied for a loan to buy mulberry and other materials such as clay and flour for her business.

She always wanted to help her daughter raise her children.