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Mele

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Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.


Mele's story

Mele is a widow who still manages to run her weaving business. She has three grown-up children and 10 grandchildren. She lives together with one of her sons and his family.

Mele weaves konga kie, and other types of weaving products shown at her stand, and sells them to earn an income. It only takes Mele a week to weave these and decorate them before selling them.

She wanted to help her son in raising his kids and providing for them so they can study well and earn good in the future. She is a responsible member in the center and other women respect her for her hard work.

She applied for a loan to buy pandanus for her weaving. Mele will continue to run her business until she cannot go any further.