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Connie Escomes

Philippines

Connie helps her husband support their family by running a variety store in their village. As family funds have been tight, she has had to use some of the store’s takings to pay household expenses. Now her inventory is running low and she cannot afford to restock. Connie (52) needs a loan to refill her shelves and help her sales recover. She will use the profit to keep her children at school and ensure a bright future for them.

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Kelera Vakatovo

Fiji

Each week, Kelera spends Friday and Saturday selling vegetables at her local market. She enjoys her busy market days and it provides vital income for her 4 children. She recognises the need to carry extra stock on her stall, and has requested a loan to buy in more fresh produce. With a larger range on offer, Kelera can cater for all her customers’ needs

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Lua Alatini

Tonga

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.

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Silia Vaka

Tonga

Silia (69) has four children, two of whom are already married with their own families. Her youngest daughter still attends school. Silia has requested a loan to replenish the stocks of the grocery shop she operates from her home. These stores (‘canteens’) sell kitchen staples and groceries to meet local households’ daily needs. Silia will use the extra income to provide more security for her family and invest in her daughter’s education.

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Seluvaia Kava

Tonga

Seluvaia is a 32 year old mother of four young children, three already attend school. She is talented at making traditional fans and other handicraft items, which she sells at the local market. Seluvaia is seeking a loan to buy equipment and materials for her craftwork. She plans to use the additional income to help her family in times of financial need and support the education of her children.

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Liliane Fakapulia

Tonga

Liliane (45) has six children but her farmer husband’s wage is barely enough to meet all their needs. She weaves decorative and functional mats at home to contribute to the family income. Liliane is seeking a loan to expand her business by buying pandanus leaves and other raw materials. She hopes the extra money will cover her children’s school fees and allow her to better meet her family’s needs.

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