Total loan: $1,000


Ainaro, Ainaro, Timor-Leste / Food

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A loan helped to purchase equipment to make traditional salt.

Natalia's story

Natalia is 32 years old and married. She has three children and lives with her family in Bobonaro municipality. For three years, she has been earning a living by making and selling traditional East-Timorese salt (the white material in plastic bags in front of her is salt that is ready to sell). She has the business set up close to her house.

She wants to increase the size of her business and has decided to request a loan from Kiva's field partner KIF in the amount of $1000 to purchase equipment to make traditional salt. With the loan, she hopes to produce salt on a larger scale and sell it to her customers. Her goals are to grow her business, satisfy her customers, and give her family a better quality of life.