Total loan: $450


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Ha'ateiho, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials and buy school needs for her kids.

Malia's story

Meet Malia. She is 35 years old, married and they have three children, all of whom attend school. Her husband works at the waste authority, and Malia stays at home and works at her own business of handicrafts. She makes kiekie, using raw materials of nature such as hibiscus, coconut shells, coconut fibers and also pandanus.

Shown in her photo is a finished kiekie made from colored hibiscus. She makes four to five kiekie a week, and then sells them to earn money to help her husband to provide for their kids. Malia wishes to use her loan money to buy raw materials for her business and also buy school needs for her kids, for school starts next week. A better education for a better future is what she dreamt of.