Total loan: $3,075


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Tatakamotonga, , Tonga / Agriculture

Mele's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to pay men and women to help with planting their peanut plantation.

Mele's story

Mele is now 44 years old. She is married to a farmer with six grown ups.

Currently they still run their peanut growing and selling business. For many years they witness the benefits their family receives from this business. They grow other crops but it is for family use only. Only the peanuts they grow for commercial.

They sell out raw and also baked peanuts at their own village and also at the local market in town. Never have they tried to export their peanuts overseas, but Mele's sister advised Mele to try exporting a peanut containers overseas and sell it out there. That is their next plan.

With this loan, they will hire men and women to help with planting their peanut plantation, and also harvest some that are ready, to start packing their container for exporting. She and her husband still dream of renovating their house and building a bigger house.