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Partner Description:

Hluvuku's mission is to improve the socio economic conditions of the population in the Maputo province and contiguous areas, providing sustainable services to low income people, considering the viability of the initiatives. Hluvuku's vision is to play a key role in expanding access to financial services in the Maputo province.

The Matutuine district has a very low population density, of approx. 6.5 inhabitants per square kilometer, and was severely affected by the civil war. It also has a high incidence of the HIV/AIDS virus.

Hluvuku-Adsema wants to attain operational and financial self-sufficiency developing a legal framework and also the technical skills of its workers aiming the introduction of savings products in the local market.

Hluvuku-Adsema can be contacted via email at

Status update — September 2, 2010

Hluvuku-Adsema's delinquency rate increased to 32.1% on August 1st, 2010. Since that date, Hluvuku-Adsema has been delinquent in remitting funds to Kiva. As of September 2, 2010, their delinquency rate on Kiva is 48.3%.

Portfolio staff are continuing to follow up with Hluvuku-Adsema, and hope to receive the expected payment soon. In the meantime, Hluvuku-Adsema's fundraising status has been changed from “active” to “paused.”

Once this payment has been received and distributed to Kiva lenders, Hluvuku-Adsema will be unpaused and their delinquency rate should fall to a rate that reflects the amount that borrowers have yet to repay.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Nov 18, 2006 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $3,042,325 $922,946,450
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $643,325
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 303
Amount of Paying Back Loans $483,150 $139,640,175
Number of Paying Back Loans 1,128 169,654
Amount of Ended Loans $2,559,175 $782,662,950
Number of Ended Loans 4,187 979,530
Delinquency Rate 1.91% 8.46%
Amount in Arrears $5,624 $7,627,455
Outstanding Portfolio $294,688 $90,206,500
Number of Loans Delinquent 194 21,468
Default Rate 0.31% 1.37%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $8,040 $10,718,503
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 45 30,603
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 5.12% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $155,873 $4,210,313
Refund Rate 0.55% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $16,850 $5,840,725
Number of Refunded Loans 24 5,906

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 54.21% 75.09%
Average Loan Size $573 $403
Average Individual Loan Size $573 $635
Average Group Loan Size $508 $1,782
Average number of borrowers per group 2 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,200 $5,908
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 47.72% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 8.12 days 6.97 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $70.51 $57.82
  Average Loan Term 16.74 months 11.1 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 310 479,259
  Journaling Rate 6.62% 41.61%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.50 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 5.57 1.21

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 47% PY 68.00% PY 26.10% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 12.16% 2.1% -0.06%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 97.60% 86.00% 17.82%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Carlos Bento
Franscisco Alfredo Cuamba
Paulo Cuvila
Samora Sique
Herminia Tamele
Bernardo Luis Tembe