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Heiloni Pongi

Tonga

Heiloni supplements her husband’s farming income by making tapa. The inner bark of the paper-mulberry tree is used to make tapa, the traditional Tongan cloth. It is sun-dried then soaked, before being beaten into the thin pulp that becomes the finished fabric. It is given as gifts at weddings and funerals, or used for clothing, blankets and costumes. Heiloni is seeking a loan so she can buy the raw materials (feta’aki) to make tapa. She will use the extra income to meet the education and everyday needs of her child, still in primary school.

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Mele Tuivailala

Tonga

Mele (44 years old) works with her husband to support their family. He is a farmer and she runs a local grocery store. Mele seeks a loan to grow their business. She plans to spend the extra income to provide for her children’s education.

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Siviu Latu

Tonga

Siviu has four children. Three are married, but the youngest is still in high school. Even though her older children have their own families, they often ask her for financial assistance. She makes kiekie to support the family, as her fisherman husband’s income is not sufficient to meet all their needs. Kiekie is an ornamental girdle worn around the waist on semiformal occasions, mainly by women but also sometimes by men. Siviu seeks a loan to expand her traditional dress business, to earn more income and provide better for her family.

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Veisinia Leohau

Tonga

Veisinia (55) has seven children, three of whom are married. She lives with her husband and all her children and grandchildren in one house. Veisinia and the family survive largely on her weaving income. She has requested a loan to finance raw materials such as native fibres, and this will let her hold a wider range of completed items for sale. With this fresh working capital, and continued hard work, Veisinia hopes to increase turnover, and have more cash to spare for her family’s wellbeing.

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Kaloni Cook

Tonga

Kaloni (36)is mother to six school-aged children. She and her husband run a small DVD store in their village. Kaloni seeks a loan so she can expand the variety of DVDs that fill her shelves. This will boost rentals and sales, and she will use the extra income to assure the continued education of her children.

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Luisa Toia

Tonga

Luisa (28 years old) lives with her husband and five young children. Her small weaving business is the family’s main source of income. Luisa could increase her output if she had the capital to buy more raw materials such as native fibres. She will use this loan to do this, and hopes to generate enough cash to ensure her children receive the care and education they need.

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