Total loan: $3,150


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Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy pandanus for her weaving and help with her family's needs as well as her children's exam fees.

Lavinia's story

Lavinia is a widow who runs a weaving business to help her family. She has three teenagers who are all in high school. This loan will cover their exam fees and buy pandanus for her weaving business. Lavinia weaves on her own at home, and she also has a group of women who she joins three days a week. She weaves ta'ovala, mats, and fihu. She sells them to local and overseas customers. Her husband passed away many years ago, and Lavinia serves and provides for her children with the money she earns from the weaving. She dreams of a brighter future for her children through better education. Better education with the support of her business is the key to her children's success.