Total loan: $875


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Halaleva, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Meleane's story

Meleane is a weaver. She has been a weaver for more than twenty years, and her family benefits from her business. They have three grown-ups, and her husband suffers from a health problem and cannot conduct any work. Her business is the only source of income for their family.

Meleane weaves taovala, mats and fihu; then sells them to earn money for her family. She has been struggling just for the benefit of her family. She pays for her children's education with the money earned from her weaving, and now her two eldest have pursued a career and found a job.

Yet, she still insists on running her business and being the provider. She is one of the good role models in the center, and also in the community. She applied for a loan to buy pandanus for her weaving.

Her dream is to continue running her business and continue being an independent woman.