Total loan: $1,500


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Batugade, Bobonaro, Timor-Leste / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy new farming equipment and manure to increase her yield of betel leaves in the next harvest.

Bendita's story

Bendita is a farmer. She mainly grows betel leaves and betel nuts on her farm. (A tree behind her in the photo produces betel leaves.)

Every day, Bendita does chores on her farm. She plants and looks after her betel. When the betel is grown and ripe, she harvests it and brings it to market to sell. She earns a good living for her loving family.

She has been growing betel for a year now with her own working capital. Now, Bendita is requesting a loan of $1,500 through KIF to help her improve her business. She plans to use this loan to buy some new farming equipment and manure. This will increase her yield of betel leaves in the upcoming harvest.