Total loan: $1,775


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Navutoka, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving business.

Siokapesi's story

Siokapesi is a 28-year-old mother of four children. She is married to a seasonal fruit picking husband. She is running a weaving business.

Siokapesi joined a group of women in her own village to help her with weaving. When she finishes weaving the different types of Tongan mats, she then sells them in the market. She does some decoration to the mats with threads, which makes the mats look prettier. She is facing a challenge of high demand from the market, but does not have enough pandanus for weaving, or decoration threads.

Siokapesi hopes to have this loan to buy pandanus and decoration threads. Her vision is for her four children to be well-educated by sending them overseas to complete their studies.