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Candido Herculano
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Candido is 55 years old and he is from the province of Inhambane. He was never married. Candido has 12 children: 6 girls and 6 boys. He lives with 5 of them with ages between 5 and 14 years old. The other and oldest ones are all employed and have their own families. Candido is also responsible for his parents who still live in Inhambane; he sends them MTn 600 every month.

In 1974, Candido decided to go to Namaacha, a village from the province of Maputo which borders Swaziland, to look for work. He was hired as a permanent teacher there because he had completed high school plus a 2-year education training program. Candido has worked in the same school for 33 years as a teacher and also as a principal. He works from 6:45am until 12:10pm and then from 3:30pm until 6:30pm earning a monthly salary of MTn 8,015. The maximum he has been able to save from that is MTn 2,000 but this does not happen frequently.

This is Candido's first loan request from Hluvuku and Kiva. Candido already lives in his own home but he is building a second one for his children and his second wife. After hearing about Hluvuku from friends, Candido decided to make the request in the amount of MTn 10,000 that will help in the construction. He wishes to purchase more material and speed up the work.

The greatest dream Candido has is the completion of his children's education, preferably at the university level.

Translated from Portuguese by Bertolt Cantalice, Kiva Volunteer



Candido tem 55 anos de idade e é natural da província de Inhambane. Solteiro porque nunca casou oficialmente, Candido tem 12 filhos, 6 meninas e 6 rapazes, mas vive somente com 5 deles, com idades entre 14 e 5 anos. Os mais velhos já são empregados e tem suas famílias. Alem disso, Candido tem sob sua responsabilidade os pais que ainda moram em Inhambane, enviando-lhes mensalmente MTn 600.

Em 1974 Candido decide ir a Namaacha, uma vila na província de Maputo e na fronteira com a Swazilandia, a procura de emprego. Foi contratado como professor permanente por já ter concluído o ensino médio e a formação de professores de 2 anos. Candido trabalha na mesma escola como professor, e hoje em dia como diretor também, fazem 33 anos. Trabalha das 6:45h as 12:10h e das 15:30h as 18:30h e recebe um salário mensal de MTn 8,015. Candido consegue poupar no máximo MTn 2,000 por mês, mas não frequentemente.

Este será o primeiro empréstimo de Candido com a Hluvuku e com Kiva. Candido já mora em sua própria casa, mas esta construindo uma segunda casa para seus filhos e segunda mulher. Apos ouvir sobre a Hluvuku com colegas de trabalho, Candido decidiu pedir este empréstimo de MTn 10,000 para ajudar na construção. Pretende comprar material de construção e acelerar a obra.

Candido tem como grande sonho na vida a formação dos seus filhos, preferencialmente na universidade.

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  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 57
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Candido Herculano purchase construction material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 4, 2008
Listed
Jun 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2009