Total loan: $450


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Nukuhetulu, , Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Katalina's story

Katalina is a 45-year-old single mother to her seven children. She weaves taovala then sell it to generate income for her family. She and her kids live at their own home, and her daughter helps her with her weaving.

She only uses white pandanus for her weaving, for it is easier and more expensive than the brown pandanus. For many years she has raised and provided for her children with her weaving, and she still does today.

She applies for a loan to buy pandanus for her weaving. Two of her children already have work, and they are planning on renovating their house and build a bigger one. Katalina works together with her two eldest in trying to implement this work.