Total loan: $2,700


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Hoi, Tongatapu, Tonga / Agriculture

'Ema's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy chemicals and fertilizer for their plantation, hire a night watchman for their plantation and also pay women to help with the harvesting of their peanuts.

'Ema's story

Ema and her husband run a plantation business that acts as the main source of income for their family. They have only two daughters and they reside overseas.

For years they have been in this business, and for years their family benefitted from the business. On their plantation, they grow crops for food and peanuts for commercial reasons. They have this whole field that is planted with peanuts only. When it is harvested, Ema sells some of the peanuts raw, and some baked.

Shown in her photo are bags of peanuts ready to sell. Some middlemen tend to buy their peanuts in bags and re-sell them. They are independent in running their business, without relying on their daughters to provide for them. Their business is running very well and the only factor they usually face is thieves.

They added to this loan use the option of hiring a night watchman for their plantation. This loan will also cover their needs of chemicals and fertilizer for the plantation as well as hiring a group of women to help with the harvesting of the peanuts.