A loan of $875 helped to buy some more raw materials such as mulberry for her business of making tapa.


Silia's story

Silia she's 32 years old, married to a fisherman with only one child.

She's running her business of making tapa to help her husband's income in order for them to survive. She's working alone in her business to produce some ngatu and sell it to earn money for her family.

Last February Tonga was struck by a very strong cyclone named Gita and affected most of Tongan peoples lives. Cyclone Gita damaged Silia's house and got all her finished products soaking wet.

This caused a big loss for Silia's business. She faced challenges of lack of raw materials to make her tapa. She applied for a rehabilitation loan and used it buying her some more raw materials such as mulberry.

Silia is working hard on her business to reach her goal to make her a mulberry plantation and her vision is to build a new house for her family.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.



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