Total loan: $3,125


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Lapaha, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus and mulberry for her tapa making and weaving business.

Pauline's story

Pauline is a 70-year-old widow, living with her only daughter with whom she works in their business of weaving and tapa making. They join a group of women in their village to make tapas which they sell only to their relatives overseas to earn income for their families.

Pauline and her daughter are the only weavers. They weave taovala and mats, using both white and brown pandanus. They sell those to local and overseas customers.

She wishes to use the loan to buy efficient pandanus and mulberry for their businesses. To create a livelihood for her daughter and family is her dream. Pauline hopes for her daughter to live on her own and for her to be an independent mother of her children.