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Arlindo Alfredo
Arlindo is 28 years old and was born in Gaza. He went to school through third grade. He is married and the father of five children, ages two to nine years old. Only the eldest goes to school. In pursuit of work, Arlindo left his family in Gaza and moved to Namaacha, a village on the border with Swaziland.



Arlindo had to interrupt his studies after finishing third grade because of the meager financial situation of his parents, who were poor country folk. As such, he had to start working as a cook in people’s houses. Years later he was contracted by some customs employees who worked at the border in Namaacha, where he moved to take the job. He received 1,850 meticais (MTn) per month while working as a cook. Years later his employers were transferred, and he found employment at a five-star hotel in the village (Hotel Libombos), where he has worked until now. He works 7am to 3pm on the morning shift and 3pm to 10pm on the afternoon shift, earning a monthly salary of 1,800MTn. But because this salary was not enough to cover all his necessities, he decided to open his own business. He acquired a stall at the central market in the village, where he sells clothes he purchases in Swaziland. His best-selling items are nightgowns, shorts, and shirts, which he buys for 55MTn, 120MTn, and 220MTn and sells for 180MTn, 250MTn, and 450MTn respectively. He makes a monthly profit of 4,000MTn. He is able to save 1,500MTn, sends 3,500MTn to his family, and spends 800MTn. In addition to supporting his family, he takes care of three nephews, who live with his wife in Gaza because they lost their father.



This is Arlindo’s second loan with Hluvuku [Kiva’s Field Partner] and his first with Kiva. He used his first loan of 9,200MTn to buy merchandise and requests this second loan of 15,000MTn for the same end. He is confident that he will repay before the due date and will ask for another loan to complete his work in Gaza.

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Arlindo nasceu em Gaza, tem 28 anos de idade estudou ate 3 classe vive maritalmente e pai de 5 filhos: com idades compriendidas entre os 9 aos 2 anos de idade so o mais velho e que vai a escola. mudou se para Namaacha uma vila na fronteira de swazilandia a procura de emprego deixando a sua familia em Gaza.

Arlindo após de concluir a 3ª classe teve que interroper os estudos devido a má condição financeira dos pais pois eram camponêses. Assim teve que começar a trabalhar nas residencias como cozinheiro, anos depois foi contratado por alguns alfândegarios que trabalhavam na fronteira de Namaacha assim ele mudou se para essa vila, e recebia mensalmente 1.850,00.mt trabalhava como cozinheiro. Anos depois os seus patrões foram transferidos, e Arlindo consegue um emprego no hotel 5 estrelas da vila(Hotel Libombos)onde trabalha ate hoje entrando as 7h as 15h no periodo da manhã e as 15h as 22h no periodo da tarde auferindo um salrio mansal de 1.800.00.mt. Mas porque o salário não consegue sustentar todas suas necessidades resolve abrir o seu próprio negócio adquirindo uma banca no mercado central da vila onde roupa comprada na swazilândia os seus melhores produtos são camisolas, calções, e calsas que compra a a 55.00.mt , 120.00.mt e 220.00.mt vende a 180.00.mt, 250.00.mt e 450.00.mt consecutivamente. Tem um lucro mensal de 4.000.00mt , consegue poupar 1.500.00mt e envia 3.500.00mt para a familia e ele gasta 800.00.mt. para alem da familia responsabiliza se pelos 3 sobrinhos que vivem com a sua esposa em gaza pois estes perderam o pai.


Etse e o segundo empréstimo de arlindo na hluvuku e primeiro no kiva. O primeiro de 9.200.00mt usou para comprar mercadorias e pede este segundo empréstimo de 15.500.00mt para o mesmo fim. Esta confiante que vai desembolsar antes do prazo e pedir outro empréstimo para concluir a sua obra em Gaza.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Arlindo Alfredo to buy footwear and clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Nov 3, 2008
Listed
Oct 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2010