Katalina Tuavao

Katalina Tuavao seeks a loan to help grow her sewing business. At 44, she lives with her husband and their five children. She has been able to apply her seamstress skills to generate some extra income for her family. Katalina will use this loan to repair her old sewing machine, buy more fabric, threads and garment accessories to boost her workshop’s output. She hopes one day to build a separate shed to house her sewing enterprise.

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Update from the Field
Date: Monday, 5 May 2014 12:00 AM
From: Katalina Tuavao

[loanrecipientname] has made the last loan repayment. Over recent months, your funds were used to boost their business and contribute to the family budget. Extra capital generates higher income, and this has helped [loanrecipientname] start their journey out of poverty. We know from experience that once any household has some cash to spare, it will be spent on the children – providing more food, buying needed medicine, and keeping them in school. [loanrecipientname] is very grateful for your support!
Loan Update
Date: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:40 AM
From: Good Return
Good Return has received a loan request from Katalina Tuavao. This loan is due to be disbursed on the 15/12/2017 on the understanding that Good Return will raise funds from the public to finance it. Learn more about borrower disbursement dates.
Loan Update
Date: Friday, 16 February 2018 12:43 PM
From: Good Return
Nell Schemioneck has just helped to fund Katalina Tuavao’s loan.
Loan Update
In honour of the late Tine Cheang, who supported the cause of microfinance.
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018 8:02 PM
From: Good Return
St Alban's Lindfield has just helped to fund Katalina Tuavao’s loan.
Fully Funded
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018 8:02 PM
From: Good Return
Good news! The loan for Katalina Tuavao has now been fully funded.
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:10 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Katalina Tuavao has made a repayment of 192.40 Tongan Paanga .
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018 3:05 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Katalina Tuavao has made a repayment of 28.86 Tongan Paanga .
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018 4:04 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Katalina Tuavao has made a repayment of 278.74 Tongan Paanga .


Date Amount (TOP)  Notes
01 June 2018 278.74  Scheduled Payment
25 May 2018 28.86  Scheduled Payment
09 May 2018 192.40  Late Payment
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about the borrower

Borrower Name
Katalina Tuavao
Loan Use
Sewing items
52 Week
30 January 2018
Loan Status
Repaid Closed
Amount $350.00
Raised $350.00

about the field partner

Name of field partner
SPBD Tonga (view profile)
Time active
95 Month(s)
Delinquency rate
Default rate


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Quick facts about:

Population 103,000
Capital Nuku'alofa
Languages Tongan/English
Main Exports Fruit/Vegetables
Currency TOP
GDP per capita US$ 2,983

Selected poverty indicators

Life expectancy at birth 72.1
Adult illiteracy rate 1%
People without access to safe water 0%

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