Total loan: $4,100


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Tatakamotonga, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa making business and also helps her start her new business.

'Eva's story

Eva is a 35-year-old separated mother to her five children. Her husband travels overseas for seasonal work and never returned to her and their children last year. She does not have time to feel the pain, instead, she keeps on running her business in order to provide for her children. She makes tapas by joining a group of women in their village. Together they make different types and size of tapas and then sell it through the internet to local and overseas customers. She spends the rest of the weekdays making and preparing her soft tapas for the next round. She is even planning on starting a new business in addition to her tapa making. She applied for this loan not only to buy mulberry for her tapa making but also to start a tobacco growing and selling business. Shown behind her is where she lives with her kids. She is planning on taking the next step and renovate their house for the safety of her children.