Un vieux proverbe tongan dit qu'un village qui va bien vit ensemble, travaille ensemble et s'entraide. C’est d’autant plus vrai dans l'artisanat, qui fait partie intégrante de la tradition culturelle des Tonga.
In the Kingdom of Tonga, fai fatongia rules the day. Under this principle, which translates to “fulfilling one’s responsibility,” Tongans traditionally put the collective good first and their individual needs second.
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see how rural people see themselves. International organizations like ours tell their stories armed with cameras, notebooks and laptops – and, of course, our own point of view, which is important to compare with theirs.