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Mário is married and lives in his mother's house. He's 22 years old and has a 5-year-old son who's still too young and therefore doesn't study. Aside from his son, he supports his mother and his nephew who live with him.
With the amount of the loan he'll purchase cement, metal sheets, planks and beams so he can continue building three bedrooms, two living rooms and two porches.
He states that in the future he wishes to go back to school starting next year. He also wishes to finish the construction work that he's been doing on a space provided by his mother which is next door to her house.
He states that he'll repay the loan in a timely fashion and that he'll apply for more loans again so he can achieve his project.
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Mário é casado e vive na casa de sua māe, tem 22 anos de idade é pai 1 filho com 5 anos ainda menor por isso nāo estuda, além deste sustenta sua māe e sobrinho que vivem com ele.
Com o valor do crédito ira comprar cimento, chapas de zinco, pranchas, barrotes, para dar continuidade a sua obra de 3 quartos, 2 salas e 2 varandas.
Para o futuro diz que quer voltar a estudar apartir do próximo ano, terminar a sua obra que faz num espaço cedido pela sua māe ao lado da casa dela.
Diz que ira pagar pontualmente o emprestimo e que voltara a solicitar mais para concretizar o seu projecto.

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About Mozambique

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $2,911,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 29.5
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Mario to purchase cement, metal sheets, planks and beams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014