A loan of $1,775 helps to buy raw materials for her craft business and to export crops overseas.


Tokilupe's story

This is Tokilupe. She is 40 years old, married and has three children all attending high school. Tokilupe runs a craft business where she makes kiekie for women using hibiscus and coconut materials. She also makes taovala for men, using Chinese bags. She and her husband also started their plantation business where they grow diverse types of crops to sell and to use for family consumption.

Tokilupe makes kiekie and taovala and sells them at the local market and from their home to random customers. She also uses the internet to advertise the men's taovala in order to access more customers. She hopes to use her loan money to buy materials for her business and to export their crops overseas.


This loan is special because:

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

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.