A loan helped to buy pandanu for her weaving and hire women to weave for her.


Makeleta's story

Makeleta is a weaver, who weaves taovala, mats and fihu, and then sells them to earn money for her family.

She is a mother to her six children, and her husband is a farmer, who provide crops for the family's meals. Makeleta's business alone generates income. They live in their own home on one of the islands of Tongatapu.

From Monday to Saturday of every week, weaving is her main chore other than motherly chores in the family. She is a sole weaver, and being a sole weaver has many challenges including not meeting customers' demand in a short amount of time. Sometimes she meets the demand, sometime she does not.

Makeleta decided to pay women to help her with her weaving, and she then applied for this loan to implement that and prevent anymore customer dissatisfaction. With this loan, she will be able to buy pandanus and also pay women to weave for her.


This loan is special because:

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



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details