Nelia J. M. was born in the Inhambane province, in southern Mozambique, 30 years ago. She could only study until 8th grade. She lives with her partner and two children aged 12 and 14. Both of them go to school. She also takes care of her mother-in-law and two nephews that live with her. She left Inhambane for Boane, in the Maputo province in 2003, and has lived there with her family ever since.
She sells from a food stall she has by her house, where she works from approximately 9am to 5pm. She does not have any employees. She learned the business from her mother-in-law two years ago. She is asking for a loan to buy several food products such as eggs, rice, kidney beans or peanuts to sell in her food stall. She obtains about 3,800 meticais per month from her food stall and she is able to save most months.
This is her second loan with our Mozambican MFI partner. She has only started her business and her future success depends of her capability of finding clients, something that concerns her a little bit. She hopes her business goes well and that, in the future, she is able to start her own shop rather than having a stall by her house.