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Total loan: $300

Jorge

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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.


Jorge's story

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

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

Jorge is requesting a $300 loan through KIF to help improve his small, traditional winemaking activity. He will use this loan to buy more ingredients, a cooking pot, firewood, and palm water to make traditional palm wine to sell in order to generate good income for his family.