Mele Faapoi

Mele (54) is a widow with three children and four grandchildren. She contributes to her family’s income by weaving traditional mats. She is seeking a loan to expand her business by buying pandanus leaves and other raw materials for her craftwork. She plans to use the increased profits to help provide for her family’s needs and make much-needed home improvements.

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Update from the Field
Date: Monday, 5 May 2014 12:00 AM
From: Mele Faapoi

[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: Sunday, 19 March 2017 2:10 PM
From: Good Return
Good Return has received a loan request from Mele Faapoi. This loan is due to be disbursed on the 9/02/2017 on the understanding that Good Return will raise funds from the public to finance it. Learn more about borrower disbursement dates.
Loan Update
Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:20 AM
From: Good Return
Someone has just helped to fund Mele Faapoi’s loan.
Loan Update
Date: Friday, 31 March 2017 11:44 AM
From: Good Return
Deb and Ross has just helped to fund Mele Faapoi’s loan.
Fully Funded
Date: Friday, 31 March 2017 11:44 AM
From: Good Return
Good news! The loan for Mele Faapoi has now been fully funded.
Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017 4:01 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Mele Faapoi has made a repayment of 500.00 Tongan Paanga .


Date Amount (TOP)  Notes
05 December 2017 500.00  Late Payment
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about the borrower

Borrower Name
Mele Faapoi
Lavengamalie F1
Loan Use
Weaving mats
52 Week
19 March 2017
Loan Status
Repaid Closed
Amount $350.00
Raised $350.00

about the field partner

Name of field partner
SPBD Tonga (view profile)
Time active
87 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%
Cambodia Loan Repayments
Most loans in Cambodia are repaid in a single final installment. In this case, you will receive only one repayment notification instead of monthly updates. This is because many of TPC's clients are farmers and are only able to repay their loan after they have sold their seasonal harvest.

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