Total loan: $3,125


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Ma'ufanga, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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

Soana's story

Soana is a young mother with two children. Her husband is still stuck overseas due to the lock down. He sometimes remits money to her, but she does not rely on it.

Soana provides for their children with the money she earns from her businesses of weaving and tapa making.

Soana's mother has moved in and stays with them, and they do weaving together. Together they weave taovala and mats, and Soana mainly sells these to overseas customers.

Saona has also joined a group of women who meet every Saturday to make tapas. They make different types and designs, and sell these both locally and overseas.

Soana manages her business well, so that she will be an independent woman. She will use this loan to buy mulberry and pandanus for weaving and tapa making.