Total loan: $1,450


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Hauloto, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her craft business and hire two women to help with her business.

Lehape's story

This is Lehape. She is 51 years old, with six grown children and a partner. Lehape runs a business of making handicrafts, and for many years she cared for her children with the money earned from her business. She makes men's taovala and women's kiekie from raw materials such as hibiscus and coconut.

Lehape has her own marketing room at the local market in town, where she displays the work of her hand. She is applying for a loan to buy enough raw materials for her business and also hire two women to help with her business. Her future plan is to renovate her house so that she can fit well with her two remaining grown children.