Total loan: $3,100


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Fangale'ounga (Ha'apai), Ha'apai, Tonga / Arts

Milika's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy pandanus and also hire two women to weave for her.

Milika's story

Milika is a 34-year-old mother of four children. Her husband is a farmer, and they live on the island of Ha'apai. She is a weaver, and she weaves on her own at their home.

Every morning she wakes up and prepares her kids for school, then starts her weaving right away. Milika weaves taovala and mats, using white pandanus only. She has local and overseas buyers who take interest in the work of her hands. She may be young, but she is a responsible mother to her children and willing to work hard for them.

This loan will help her with her wish of having two women help with her weaving in order to meet the demands of her customers and also buy pandanus. To educate her children for an opportunity of a better life in the future is her top priority.