A loan helped to buy a new BBQ grill for her take away business and also mulberry for her tapa making business.

Talavao's story

Meet this 57-year-old widow named Talavao. She lives together with her two youngest daughters at their own home, while the four eldest have their own families.

Talavao runs businesses of selling take away food and of tapa making. The tapa making runs once a week where she joins a group of women and together they make tapas. Her eldest daughter who resides overseas helps with the marketing of her tapas by selling them to some Tongans who also reside overseas. As for her take away business, Talavao runs her take away every day alongside the main road and also at the main market place on Saturdays. There is no need for hiring employees for her two daughters help her with the business. Talavao is a very active and very trusted client who dedicates herself to her business and running it. She is hoping to use her loan money to buy mulberry for her tapa making and a new grill for her take away.

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It helps proven female entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs.

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