Total loan: $675


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Popua, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy fronds of the pandanus tree for her weaving business.

Tangimuimui's story

Greetings from Tangimuimui. She is 27 years old and still single. She and her mother run a couple of businesses, including weaving. They also have a canteen business, but this loan is for their weaving business.

Tangimuimui and her mother work hand in hand in their business, and together they weave taovalas [a traditional article of native clothing worn to show respect] and sell them to earn more income.

Shown in the photo is the type of taovala they weave, where they color the pandanus [fronds of palm-like trees] and weave taovala from it. They usually sell them to their relatives overseas.

Tangimuimui also has time for her canteen business which is still running. This loan is to buy pandanus for her weaving business. To educate her younger siblings is her only dream.