Total loan: $1,575


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Fahefa, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

Vaiola's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase pandanus and pay women to help with her weaving in order to fulfill a customer order.

Vaiola's story

Vaiola is a 62 years old, separated and a mother of five grown children. Her two eldest have created their own family and moved into their own home, but her three youngest remain with her.

Vaiola weaves taovala and mats, using both white and brown pandanus. Her weaving is her family's main source of income. Her path was not easy, but she learned to live with her pain in order to provide and be able to stand for her children and be on their side. Now that her business holds them up, she plans to use this loan to purchase enough pandanus and pay three to four women to help with her weaving in order to finish ten mats before the end of November. It is an order from one of her trusted customers from overseas. Her family will benefit from the business!