A loan of $450 helps to buy pandanus (raw plant material) for her weaving business.


Siokapesi's story

This lady's name is Siokapesi. She is 35 years old and married but with no kids. She and her husband live in their own home.

Currently, Siokapesi is running a business of weaving, and her mother-in-law joins her. Together they weave ta'ovala and mats, which they sell locally and overseas.

She runs this business to help her husband support their family. They wanted to earn enough for their family now so when they have children they are already financial stable and able to provide for them.

Siokapesi is hoping to use her loan money to buy pandanus (raw plant material) for her weaving. One of their plans is to build a good house, buy a vehicle, and be settled.


This loan is special because:

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

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.