19 Jun 2017

Tongan project hopes to create young female entrepreneurs

From , 5:00 am on 19 June 2017

A women's empowerment project in Tonga has partnered with a bank and telecommunications company to help young women become entrepreneurs.

The Talitha Project is working with over 50 young women at their Nuku'alofa base working on financial literacy and creative entrepreneurship.

Project Director Vanessa Heleta told Koro Vaka'uta it is a way to teach young women how to be independent.

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Vanessa Heleta Photo: RNZ Pacific/Koro Vakauta