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Total loan: $500

Zelita

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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 good income for her family.


Zelita's story

Zelita is a modest and enterprising woman who has really good knowledge of making homemade palm wine. She works as an East Timor traditional palm wine maker.

Every day, Zelita uses the old method to make palm wine in her village by cooking palm water in a very big pot until the water boils away. She collects the vapor from that water to make wine. After the wine is ready to drink, she collects it in drums and sells them at the local market. She has been using her own working capital to make a living from selling wine for many years.

Zelita is requesting a $500 loan through KIF to help improve her small traditional wine-making activity. She will use this loan to buy more ingredients, a cooking pot, firewood, and palm water to make traditional palm wine to sell and generate good income for her family.