Total loan: $1,725


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Veitongo, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more pandanus for her weaving business.

Latu's story

Latu is a 59-year-old mother who still pursues her weaving business. She has eight grown-up children, ten grandchildren, and a husband who is a farmer.

For many years she has been weaving, and for many years her family has benefitted from her business. She is a sole-weaver, and one of her daughters helps with her weaving. Together they weave mats and taovala, and then sell them to local and overseas customers.

Her weaving was her family's main source of income for many years, until her children grew up and have their own lives. Her husband supports her business by planting their own pandanus plantation. She used to have her own plantation of pandanus, but it was burned down accidentally.

With this loan, she will be able to purchase sufficient pandanus for her weaving, and continue running her weaving business.