Total loan: $475


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Longoteme, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

'Iunisi's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business.

'Iunisi's story

'Iunisi is a 32-year-old mother with seven children. She and her little family live at their own home with her husband, who works as a farmer.

'Iunisi joined a group of women in her village, and together they make tapas, which are decorative textiles. She designs her tapas on her own, before selling it out to various customers in the local market, as well as to her sister overseas. Her business is the only source of income for her family. Her daughter helps her with preparing her soft tapas for her tapa making.

'Iunisi applied for a loan to buy mulberry for her tapa making. The only usual challenge that most of the tapa women, including 'Iunisi, face is the lack of mulberry. This loan will help 'Iunisi solve this challenge.