Total loan: $2,375
Ha'akame, , Tonga / Arts
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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving and also helps with her family's personal needs.
This is 'Etina. She is a 54-year-old, separated, mother of eight, who lives with her children in their own home. She is helped by her two daughters with her weaving business, and together they weave different products at their own home. 'Etina and her daughters weave mats and taovala, using white pandanus only, and sell them to earn money. Her husband left when their children were very young, and she started her weaving business to provide for her children. She lived a struggling life for the benefit of her children. Now that her children have grown up, they help her with her financial needs as well as her business. This loan will help buy pandanus for her weaving and also help with her family's personal needs.