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Leonor Elija
Leonor Elija C. was born in Gaza 40 years ago. She is a widow and the mother of three children who are all now adults and have moved away from Boane. She supports three grandchildren between the ages of 8 and 12, who live with her in her house. She didn't finish first grade because she had problems with her vision from a young age. It was said to be a spiritual malady. As a young girl she trained for five years as a traditional healer.

She left Gaza during the civil war all by herself because her children were already living in Maputo. She lived in their house with them, and later acquired some land and built her own house in Boane.

Leonor has been a businesswoman for three years and owns a business where she works 7 to 12 hours a day. She doesn't have any employees, and works on her own to sell staple goods, mainly peanuts, which she buys in 50-kg bags for 1750 meticals and sells for 50 meticals a kilo. She earns about 700 meticals a day, which she uses to cover living expenses, and then saves some money in a commercial bank, where she has an account.

Leonor has already received five loans from Hluvuku-Adsema, all for her business. She will use this sixth loan of 15,000 meticals to increase her stock so she can respond to demand for goods.

She heard about Hluvuku through friends. Her previous loans were in the amounts of 2500, 5000, 8000, 15,000, and 10,000 meticals.

In the future, Leonor wants to furnish her house, and will request additional loans for that purpose once this one has been paid off.
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Leonor Elija C. nasceu em Gaza há 40 anos, viúva e mãe de 3 filhos maiores de idade e todos vivendo fora de boane. Sustenta três netos com idades compreendidas entre 8 e 12 anos que vivem com ela na mesma casa. Não concluiu a primeira classe, porque muito cedo contraiu problemas de vista. Chamou de doença espiritual! E, muito cedo foi à formação de cinco anos como curandeira.

Saiu de gaza na altura da guerra civil sozinha porque os filhos já se encontravam no Maputo, viveu com eles na mesma casa, e mais tarde arranjou um terreno e construiu a sua própria casa em Boane.

Leonor é negociante há três anos e dona do negocio onde trabalha cerca de 7 a 12 horas por dia. Não tem empregado e pessoalmente dedica se a venda de produtos de primeira necessidade, principalmente o amendoim que compra a 1.750,00MT o saco de 50 kg e vende a 50,00MT o kilo.
Consegue um rendimento diário de 700,00MT que os aplica nas despesas correntes e poupa algum dinheiro num banco comercial, onde tem a conta.

Leonor já levantou cinco empréstimos com a Hluvuku-Adsema todos para comercio e com este sexto de 15.00,00MT é para aumentar o volume da mercadoria assim como responder a demanda dos produtos.

Ouviu falar da hluvuku através das amigas. Os primeiros empréstimos foram de 2.500,00MT; 5.000,00MT; 8.000,00MT; 15.000,00, e 10.000,00MT.
No futuro, Leonor, pretende mobiliar a sua casa e para tal conta com mais empréstimos logo que terminar de pagar.

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  • $1,389
    Average annual income
  • 15
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  • $2,308,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 26.5
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Leonor Elija to increase stock in her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2009
Listed
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009