Total loan: $675


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Ha'asini, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business, and also to buy her children's educational materials.

'apikale's story

Apikale and her husband have five children, all of whom attend school.

Apikale is a member of a group of women in her village, who gather once every week and make tapas. Making tapas is part of our traditional heritage, passed down from generation to generation, and it becomes a source of income for most families here in Tonga. Apikale's family is one of those who has benefited from this business. She and the other women make more than one tapa in different sizes. She also prepares and sells soft tapas as an extra source of income for her family.

She is applying for a loan hoping to buy mulberry for her business, and also to help with her children's educational expenses this year.