Total loan: $2,375


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Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

Ma'ata's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase pandanus for her weaving and also renovate their fishing boat.

Ma'ata's story

Ma'ata and her husband runs a multiple of businesses, including weaving and fishing. She is a sole-weaver, and her husband is the fisherman. They have four children, and they live in their new house which was just finished building.

She only weaves taovala, and sells it out at the local market and also to overseas relatives. Ma'ata also helps her husband with their fishing business, in packing the fish into plastic bags and selling it out. Her husband went fishing almost everyday, and Ma'ata divides her time wisely between her two businesses, so she can handle them both.

There was a problem with their fishing boat, and with this loan, they can be able to renovate their fishing boat and also buy pandanus for Ma'ata's weaving business. Their next goal is to purchase a new vehicle, and little by little they will work to achieve their goals.