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Total loan: $450
Touliki, , Tonga / Arts
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A loan helped to buy clay, mangrove liquid and also tapa paper for her tapa making business.
Mele is a 19-year-old single mother. She helps her mother with her tapa making business in order to make a living. Her mother taught her the skills in order to be able to survive on her own one day. Together, they join a group of women in their village, and every Saturday they make tapa, decorate it, then sell it out to earn money for their families. Mele helps her mother with designing their tapa and also selling it out. Their business runs actively, but the only factor that usually affects their business is that they run out of materials sometimes. With her loan, Mele will be able to buy clay, mangrove liquid and also tapa paper for their tapa making business.