Total loan: $1,350


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Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry and pandanus for her tapa-making and weaving business.

Sina's story

This 59-year-old widow's name is Sina. She has nine children and 10 grandchildren. Sina lives with some of her children in their own home, where she runs her weaving and tapa-making business.

She pays three women to weave for her and then sell her finished products to her relatives overseas. She has two daughters who reside overseas, and they help with marketing her weavings.

For her tapa-making business, she joins some women in her neighborhood, and once every week, they perform the making of tapas. She also sells some of her tapas overseas and some locally.

Her business is running very actively, and she is hoping to keep it that way. She urges her daughter who lives with her to continue running her business so she can earn more than enough for her family one day.

Sina also join the SPBD loan program for financial help and education, and she sees the loan as financial support for her business. A loan will help Sina buy mulberry and pandanus for her two businesses.