A loan helped to buy more fabrics for her business.


'Atilila's story

'Atilila is a 68-year-old mother of three with 14 grandchildren, from a village near the capital of Tongatapu. She only lives with her husband and their youngest son in their own home. Her business is tailoring, and she runs her business at their own home. She runs her business by herself so she can run it very well.

The nature of her business is that she sews different types of puletaha, (Tongan Cultural dress which women wear to church and other occasions) including men's tupenu, then sells them out at the local market to earn money. She does her tailoring every day and on Saturdays she sells out her products. She even advertises it through Facebook for more customers. She earns good money from her business.

Customers can even come to her home on any other day and order more. As she has explained, not only is tailoring their main income for their living, but it is part of her life. She has been doing it for decades and there is a special bond between them. Funding her loan will lighten up her business. She dreams of building up a professional tailoring store of her own.


This loan is special because:

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



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