Amelia J. M. is 39 years old. She is originally from Manjacaze but she currently lives in Boane. Amelia moved from Majacaze to Boane when she got married in 1990. She is the mother of five children aged 9, 13, 15, and 18. Amelia was only able to attend school through the third grade as the Mozambican civil war prohibited her from continuing her studies.
Amelia has been working for the past three years selling fruit from a stand in Boane. She is usually able to make MT 160 (approximately $5.00) a day.
This will be the second loan Amelia has taken out with Hluvuku. The last loan she took out was for MT 10,000 and was used finance her business. Hluvuku is the only microfinance institute that she has worked with. With this loan she intends on finalizing construction on her home, in turn, providing better living conditions for her family.