A loan helped to purchase raw materials such as stencils, a desk, paints and other small items needed to make and print tapa.


Mererai's story

Growing up, Mererai used to help her grandmother with making and printing tapa in the village so she knew quite alot about the art.

After having a raised a family of her own with all her children grown up now, she thought she would rekindle her skill and turn it into a business and has been successful in making and selling the first few she has made.

Mererai hopes that she would be granted a loan so that she would be able to purchase the raw materials and equipment such as stencils, a desk, paints and other small items needed to make and print tapa.

Tapa is made from the bark of the mulberry plant which is then beat and left to dry before it is printed with traditional Fijian designs specific to the different provinces of Fiji. She hopes to be as good as if not better than her late grandmother in the tapa business as she is the only one in the family who has acquired the skill.


This loan is special because:

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



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