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Gertrude
Gertrude is 47 years old and is married with seven children, five of whom are grown and two of whom are in elementary school. She also cares for two nephews.

Gertrude works selling shoes, skirts and capulanas (a traditional sarong from Mozambique). Along with her husband, who is a small-scale fisherman, she also sells fish, crabs and lobsters from their house and in various markets in Boane.

With this loan she will buy a fishing net in order to help with her husband's work.
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A Sra. Gertrude de 47 anos de idade casada e mae de 7 filhos dos quais 5 sao todos maiores de idade e 2 estao a frequentar a escola no ensino primario, sustenta 2 sobrinhos. Ela è negociante informal de capulanas, calcado, saias e è tambem vendedora de peixe, caraguejo e lagosta, actividade que esta a ser acompanhada junto com seu esposo uma vez que o seu esposo è pescador artezanal, seus produtos vende a porta da sua casa e em diversos mercados de Boane.
Com o presente emprestimo sera aplicado para comprar rede de pesca para dar continuidade com actividade do seu esposo.

About Mozambique

  • $1,389
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $2,308,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 30.9
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $500 helped Gertrude buy a fishing net in order to help with her husband's work.
70% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 1, 2014
Listed
Jul 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible