Hello – Malo e lelei Tonga has three main island groups. They are Tongatapu, Vava’u and Ha’apai.
Looking out of the plane window to some of the islands of Tonga down below. Tonga is in the Pacific Ocean.
Caritas is helping families We are helping to support families earn some money. The money pays for important needs like school fees, food and doctors bills. The money helps people.
Here are two of the ways we are helping Tapa making and mat weaving
Caritas Tonga and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand working together. Caritas is helping 13 women’s groups to make and sell beautiful tapa cloth. It can be sold to people in USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Making mats from pandanus leaves People also make mats. The mats are made from the dried leaves of the pandanus plant. Mats are an important tradition in Tonga. Caritas is helping to support mat weaving.