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Paulina António
Paulina António M. is a native of the city of Maputo in the Chamanculo district. She is 40 years old, separated, and the mother of a 10 year-old son who is in the 5th grade. Besides her son she also supports her mother and a nephew who live together.

Paulina studied until the 10th grade and stopped because of social situations. As soon as she had problems continuing with her studies she got together with the father of her son and they lived together for 8 years. After that she returned to her mother's home and her mother cleared an area of land for her to construct a little house where she lives today.

Paulina makes a living from a business that consists of selling household appliances which she acquires in South Africa. Her focus is on Televisions. She purchases a small T.V. for 450 rands and sells it for 1,800MT and purchases a large T.V for 600 rands and sells it for 2,800MT. In this way she is able to make 36,000MT monthly from her sales and save 5,000MT.

Paulina intends to use this loan to increase her merchandise. This is her first loan with Hluvuku and with Kiva. She intends to pay it off before the term so she can solicit another loan to improve her living conditions.
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Paulina António M. é natural da cidade de Maputo no bairro chamanculo, tem 40 anos de idade, é separada mãe de um filho com 10 anos de idade e estuda na 5ªclasse, para alem do seu filho sustenta a sua mãe e um sobrinho que vivem juntos.

Paulina estudou até 10ªclasse e parou por situações sociais, logo que teve problemas para continuar com os estudos, juntou se com pai do seu filho e juntos viveram durante 8 anos, pois isto ela volta a casa da mãe e por sua vez a mãe corta uma área de terreno para ela construir a sua casinha onde vive até data hoje.

Paulina neste momento vive de negocio onde consiste na venda electrodomésticos, as quais adquira na Africa do sul com destaques aos T.V, assim compra uma T.V pequena por 450 rands e vende por 1800,00mt e compra T.V grande por 600 rands e vende por 2800,00mt, desta forma consegue mensalmente 36000,00mt das vendas e poupa 5000,00mt.

Paulina com este empréstimo pretende aumentar a sua mercadoria e este é o seu primeiro empréstimo na Hluvuku e no Kiva, pretende pagar antes do tempo para solicitar outro afim de melhorar as suas condições habitacionais.

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  • $1,389
    Average annual income
  • 49
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  • $2,430,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Paulina António purchase and sale of household appliances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 27, 2008
Listed
Dec 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 19, 2010