Total loan: $3,150


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Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapas (cloth) making business and also to pay for her children's exam fees.

'Asinate's story

Asinate is a 40-year-old mother to her four high school teenagers. She operates a tapas making business. Her husband and children help with her business by preparing her soft tapas. Two other women also make tapas for her. Once a week, she joins a group of women in their church and together they make tapas.

Tapa is a traditional craft and there are specific types of design that have important meanings. One of 'Asinate's talents is in decorating those special designs into a tapa.
It is an extra income for her family. When her tapas are ready, she sells them to local and overseas customers. She also sells some of her soft tapas if she has extras.

This loan will help 'Asinate buys mulberry for her business and also pay for the school exam fees of her teenagers.