Total loan: $900


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Te'ekiu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Luana's story

This is Luana. She's 24 years old and she just gave birth to a daughter. They live at her parents' house and her parents care for them. Her mother taught her the weaving skill, so she can be independent and provide for her daughter.

She and her mother conduct their little weaving group at their home, where they weave taʻovala and fihu and sell it to earn income for their living. Luana is excited to run this business, for it brings in money and enables her to provide for her daughter. She wants to make sure she'll complete her responsibility to her daughter, so she won't feel the absence of her father in her life.

Luana is hoping to use this loan money to buy pandanus for her weaving.