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Marta was born in Namaacha, in the Maputo province of Mozambique. She is 56 years old and is married with four grown children, all of whom are in school. She also cares for a grandson who lives with her.

Marta has worked at the Xissaka Hotel for more than 8 years, earning money that she uses to cover household expenses and also for a home construction project. With this loan she would like to continue with this project by buying sand, cement, and posts. This is her fifth loan with Hluvuku [Kiva Field Partner].

In the future, she would like to finish the construction and furnish her house so that her family can live comfortably.
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Nasceu em Namaacha Província de Maputo tem 56 anos de idade é casada oficialmente mãe de 4 filhos maiores de idade, todos frequentam a escola, responsabiliza-se pelo seu neto que vive em sua casa.
Trabalha no Hotel Xissaka, a mais de 8 anos auferindo um valor que aplica nas despesas da casa e na sua obra. Com este empréstimo pretende adquirir material de constrição como: cimento, areia e varões para dar continuidade da sua obra. Este é o seu 5º empréstimo na hluvuku.
Futuramente pretende concluir a sua obra e mobilar a casa para dar mais conforto a sua família.

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About Mozambique

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $2,911,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 31.0
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Marta continue with a construction project by buying sand, cement, and posts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2014
Aug 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015