Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Tonga’

Kumara and giant yams sustaining life in Tonga Comments 0

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Funaki Vehekite grows food crops such as kape, taro, yam, cassava and squash at his farm in Tonga. It allows him to support his family and keep his five children in school. He is the secretary of a farming collective called the St Anthony of Padua group The collective is part of Caritas Tonga’s sustainable Read more

Caritas neighbourhood programmes helping families in Tonga Comments 0

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Since 1999 Caritas Tonga since has been running neighbourhood programmes that are based on revolving loans for microenterprise. The neighbourhood programmes support groups of 8 – 15 people to pursue small businesses in areas such as: tapa cloth and mat weaving; chicken and pig raising; growing crops; and fishing. The income earned supports school fees Read more