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Total loan: $500

Catarina

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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 for making traditional wine.


Catarina's story

Catarina is a modest and enterprising woman who has extensive knowledge in producing homemade palm wine. She works as an East Timor traditional palm wine maker.

Every day, Catarina uses an old method to make palm wine in her village. She cooks palm water in a large pot until the water evaporates and then collects the vapor for making wine. When the wine is ready to drink, she pours it into drums and sells her product at the local market. Catarina has used her own working capital to earn a living from selling wine for many years.

She is requesting a $500 loan from KIF to improve her traditional wine-making business. Catarina will use the loan to buy more ingredients, a cooking pot, firewood, and palm water for making traditional palm wine to sell. As a result, she can generate a good income for her family.