Total loan: $1,325


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Matangiake, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy raw materials for her handicrafts business.

Hola's story

Hola is a mother of three children. Her husband is a mechanic and they live in their own home. Their three kids all attend the primary school, and Hola spends time at her home making her craft business.

Shown in the photo is the type of kiekie (an ornamental girdle worn on semi-formal occaisions) she makes in her business. She also makes accessories from this material. She uses hibiscus, but she colors the hibiscus before use, turning it into different colors. She then uses it to make this sort of kiekie and the accessories.

Hola hires a room at the local market, and uses it to display her crafts. The money she earns helps her husband in providing for their kids. She applies for a loan to purchase raw materials including the coloring liquid for her business. She and her husband plan on saving more money to build a better and comfortable house for their children to grow up in. They currently live in an iron house.