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'Eseta Kolo

Tonga

‘Eseta would like to build her own house. But to afford this she needs to generate more income from her tapa making business, the traditional printed cloth presented in marriage or wedding events in Tonga. At present she, her husband and children share a home with relatives. To resolve this challenge, ‘Eseta has applied for a loan to recapitalise her tapa making venture, and with more materials and accessories, boost her output and sales. She is confident that with a good client base in the local market, she can find customers for her increased production.

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Valeti Tamale

Tonga

Valeti Tamale and her husband cultivate a few acres and manage to harvest two crops a year. This allows them to support their family between seasons. But to do this, the land must be ploughed, irrigated and fertilized. To assure a good crop, Valeti seeks a loan to buy the seeds, fertilizer and pest controls that will make for a sound harvest. She hopes the next season’s crops will let them at least maintain their subsistence lifestyle.

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Lavinia Kaumatule

Tonga

Lavinia Kaumatule (39) a mother of seven children who aims to succeed in growing plantation in order to secure her children education and eventually to build a new house for the family. Lavinia and her husband are cassava farmers but with an income of less than $57E a day, the family barely makes ends meet. Lavinia requests a loan to hire labourers to clear weeds in time for planting the new crop. This will ensure a larger, better quality yield, which will allow the family to save some money. With more capital, Lavinia hopes to use part of the farm to plant another crop to supplement the cassava income.

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Touch SIN

Cambodia

Touch Sin and her husband are rice farmers. They earn $6 a day to provide for household expense. Touch could save few amount of income from month to month for renovating her house. Now it is time to start the renovation so Touch (57) requests a loan to buy zinc sheet to replace the old one.

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Touch NHEAN

Cambodia

Animal husbandry is a core part of most farm life. Touch (64) raises pigs and uses the profit from selling mature porkers to cover household expenses. He needs capital to maintain his piggery and seeks a loan to do so. He will buy another few piglets, and enough feed to ensure healthy growth. With steady demand for pork, Touch is confident of achieving a good market price and expands his business.

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Sophea Yun

Cambodia

As a single mother, Sophea is the sole carer for her two children. For 17 years she has provided financial security for her family through her small business, making jewellery, bags and souvenirs. In 2013, she was hit by a car and broke her leg. With no choice but to stay at home, Sophea found a way to continue her business by working from home. She participated in SHE business training and by learning how to track her expenses, Sophea realised she could pay herself a salary. After graduating, she established two saving wallets, one for herself and another for her repayments to LOLC. She now works to enable other Cambodian women to work from home making products for her business.

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