Total loan: $450


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Tofoa, Ha'apai, Tonga / Arts

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

'ofa's story

‘Ofa is 24 years old and single. She helps her mother with managing a tapa making business to provide for their family. They joined a group of women in their village and they meet once a week to make tapas.

‘Ofa helps her mother with preparing soft tapa for making their finished products, but she also sells some of it at the local market. Her youngest sister is still in high school, so the business helps to pay her school fees.

‘Ofa joined the SPBD loan program so that she could access money for buying enough mulberry for her family’s tapa making business. She wants to help with paying school fees for her younger sister so that she can finish her education.