Lua’s four children are already married with their own families, but still often ask for her financial support. Lua (57) supplements her farmer husband’s income by weaving high-quality ta’ovala. When dressing formally, local people wear these garments around the waist. Ceremonial ta’ovala are particularly treasured and are handed down from generation to generation. Lua is seeking a loan to expand her business by buying pandanus leaves and hibiscus fibre for her weaving. She will use the income to make much-needed house improvements and support her grandchildren’s education.