Total loan: $3,150


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Pelehake, Tongatapu, Tonga / Arts

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A loan helped to buy mulberry for her tapa-making business.

'Alilia's story

'Alilia earns a living by making tapas and selling them. She is a widow, and she lives with her five children in their own home. The boys camp in their own hut outside the house, while the girls share the rooms with their mother. Her girls help her a lot in preparing her soft tapas and sometimes help with the making of tapas.

Once a week 'Alilia joins a group of women in their village, and together they make tapas and sell them. She has local and overseas customers, and she serves them well without failing.

This loan is to buy more mulberry to produce more tapas and meet her customers' demands. She is a widow but she is working hard to build a life for her children so that when she grows old, her children can manage to live life.