Total loan: $2,650


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Patangata, , Tonga / Housing

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A loan helped with the building of their new house.

Talita's story

Talita is a 42-year-old mother with eight children. Her husband is a fisherman, and they run a fishing business in order to provide for their family. Her husband goes fishing almost everyday, and Talita helps him by selling the fish at the local fish market, and along the main road in their village. Not only is fishing their source of income, but it is also a source of food for them.
Their business is running very well and it is growing, but the only factor that usually affects their business is bad weather. When there is bad weather, her husband cannot go fishing and they will not have fish to sell. They also have another business, such as weaving to support their fishing business in slow times.
Talita applied for a loan to help with the building of their new house. They used to live in a little plywood house, but they have been saving some money to build a good, bigger and better house for their family.