Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Gonçalves
Gonçalves S. is 52 years old and originally from Zambézia. Growing up, his parents were big cattle raisers and provided a very good financial situation, which gave him the opportunity to study. Since 1999 he has been raising chickens. He doesn’t have a store but supplies the local Market directly from his home. He learned about Hluvuku at the end of 2006 through some neighbors who are small business owners and he became interested in getting a loan for himself. Currently his business of raising chickens is going well, but the number of chicks produced is very small given his financial limitations. He employs one sales person and also counts on support from his wife. The business of selling chickens is the primary source of income for the family’s survival. With a loan of 25,000MT he plans to increase the volume of the business by increasing the number of chicks produced which will increase his income capacity. His business has a large impact on his community. Besides providing employment, the community benefits from the animal protein sold at affordable prices. With the growth of his business, he hopes to build a larger chicken farm, which would also create more job opportunities in the area.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Julie Lerch



Gonçalves S. de 52 anos de idade, natural de Zambézia, cresceu sob responsabilidade dos seus Pais, a situação financeira estava muito bem eram grandes criadores de gado bovino com boa oportunidades para estudar. Desde o ano de 1999 vem assumindo na integração a gestão de negócio criando frangos, não possui nenhum estabelecimento de negócio apenas tem vendido na sua casa por vez no Mercado. Teve conhecimento da Hluvuku nos finais de 2006, através dos vizinhos micro empresários, sendo empreendedor desde então interessou-se pelo empréstimo. Actualmente a sua actividade de criação de frangos está num ritmo razoável, embora as quantidades de pintos que consegue adquirir são tão insignificantes, devido a limitações financeiras. Providencia emprego para uma pessoa, cuja função é das vendas e também conta com ajuda da esposa. O negocio de venda de frangos é a principal fonte de sobrevivência da família.
Com o empréstimo de 25.000,00 MT pretende aumentar o volume de negócio, acrescentado o número de pintos o que permitirá o aumento dos rendimentos. A sua actividade tem um impacto maior na sua comunidade porque para alem de providenciar emprego, a comunidade beneficia-se de proteína animal a preços acessíveis. Com o crescimento do negocio, tenciona construir um novo aviário com maior capacidade e criar mais oportunidades de emprego na zona.

About Mozambique

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 132
    View loans »
    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $2,808,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gonçalves to raise more chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Mar 29, 2007
Listed
Mar 13, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 27, 2008