Total loan: $2,375


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Folaha, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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

A loan helped with building their tapa making hut.

Pelei's story

Pelei is a 53 year-old widow with two sons. She lives with both of them and their families. Both of her sons have married and they moved in to live with their mother. For more than twenty years, she has run a tapa making business, and for that many years her family has benefitted from her business. Even now that her sons have had their own families, she still manages her business and helps her grandchildren.

She and a group of women make tapas once in every week in a hall, but they need their own place for their tapa making. Sometimes the hall is busy with church events and they have to delay their tapa making. They decided to do fundraising for the building for their own tapa making hut, and Pelei applied for a loan to help with their building. This will enable them to make tapas at any time they want to without anyone holding them back.