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Olimpio
Olimpio A. J. was born in Quelimane 47 years ago. He studied until 5th grade and in his free time helped his parents in house chores, and also helped raised his two younger brothers while his parents were at work. Back then, 5th grade was the highest level of education in Mozambique and Olimpio had to go to Cuba to continue his studies, thanks to a scholarship he received. He studied until 10th grade and from there was drafted into the army and did his training from 1982 to 1985.

He came back to Mozambique in 1985 and still works as a Marine in the Marinha de Guerra de Mozambique. He's been working for the army for the past 28 years from 7:30AM to 3:30PM and makes around U$385 per month, which he uses to support his family and save. He's was married in 1992 and had two children, a 16 and a 14 year old. His first wife passed away and he later remarried, and had two more children, a 7 and a 5 year old. All his children are going to school.

Olimpio heard of Hluvuku from friends and has already taken 5 loans, this one being his 6th. He wants to finish building his house and also build a small business nearby, where he'll sell a little bit of everything, from food products to building supplies. He thinks he has chances to succeed because right now everyone has to go to the neighbor city of Maputo to get basic things, and starting his business will be like a dream coming true.
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Olimpio A. J. nasceu em quelimane a 47 anos onde frequentou o seu Encino primario em Quelimane ate a 5 classe e nos tempos livres ajudava os seus pais nos deveres de casa e ajudava a cuidar tambem dos irmaos mais novos enquantos os pais trabalhavam.
porque o pais na altura so lencionava ate 5 classe e teve de ir a Cuba para prosseguir com os estudos gracas a bolsa que ele ganhou onde frequentou da 6 ate 10 classe e de la foi chamado para cumprir com o servico militar obrigatorio ainda em cuba onde fez os treinos desde 1982 a1985 e volta a Mocambique em 1985 e esteve afecto na Beira, anos depois foi transferido para Pemba,Mentagula e definitivamnete veio a Maputo onde encontra se a trabalhar a te hoje na MARINHA DE GUERRA DE MOCAMBIQUE onde desempenha as funcoes de ARTIlHEIRO que aprendera em Cuba a 28 anos,’e funcionario permanente no Estado onde vem desempenhando essas funcoes a 28 anos e o seu horario de trabalho das 7:30 as 15:30 e aufere um salario de 13.268.00 e consegue fazer poupancas no final de mes.casou se 1992 onde teve 2 filhos um de 16 anos e um de 14 e anos depois a esposa veio a falecer e voltou a casar se no ano de 2003 e teve mais dois filhos um de 7 e um de 5 todos frequentam a escola.
Conheceu a hluvuku atraves de colegas seus e ja se benefeciou de 5 emprestimo este sendo o sexto emprestimo dentre eles 9.000.00, 16.000.00 20.000.00, 22.000.00, 10.000.00 e agora 25.000.00.este emprestimo ‘e para dar continuidade a sua obra ja teve outros emprestimos no BIM no valor de 40.000.00 e 80.000.00.
Projectos pessoais para o future ‘e concluir a sua casa e um dia poder construir uma loja no seu bairro onde podera vender um pouco de tudo desde os produtos alimentares ate materias de construcao porque todos tem de depender da cidade de maputo para poder adiquir tudo o que as pessoas precisam e para tal vou precisar de novos emprestimos para poder concretizar o seu sonho.

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About Mozambique

  • $1,389
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $2,320,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 33.8
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Olimpio cement, doors, windows, construction supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 11, 2010
Listed
May 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 18, 2011