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Armindo

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Laklubar, Manatuto, Timor-Leste / Food

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A loan helped to buy more ingredients, a cooking pot, firewood, and palm water to make traditional palm wine to sell and generate a good income for his family.


Armindo's story

Armindo is a modest and enterprising man who has really good knowledge of making homemade palm wine. He has worked as an East Timor traditional palm wine maker for many years now.

Every day, Armindo still uses an old method to make palm wine in his village by cooking palm water in a very big pot until the water dries out and then collecting the vapor from that water to make wine. After the wine is ready to drink, he collects it in drums and sells it at the local market. He has been using his own working capital to make a living from selling wine for many years.

Armindo is requesting an $800 loan through KIF to help improve his small traditional wine-making activity. He will use this loan to buy more ingredients, a cooking pot, firewood, and palm water to make traditional palm wine to sell and generate a good income for his family.