Total loan: $4,850


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Maputo, Maputo City, Mozambique / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase seven greenhouses that will help him produce all year round.

Avelino's story

Thirty-nine-year-old Avelino is a well-educated man in agronomic engineering in the horticulture business and in controlled environments. He is capable of producing all year, but he needs equipment.

Avelino lives in Maputo with his wife and three children. He would like to provide better health, education, and living standards for them and to be professionally independent.

Avelino faces challenges such as being able to guarantee large quantities and good quality products to the local market. This is why he wants to invest in proper equipment and techniques by purchasing seven fully equipped tropical greenhouses, which will enable him to produce quality vegetables throughout the year. Currently, Avelino is unable to produce vegetables during the Mozambican summer due to very hot temperatures and long periods of direct sunlight from approximately October to April. The greenhouses will open up great business opportunities as the supply of vegetables in the Maputo region is very low during these months and the prices are very advantageous. The equipment includes a drip irrigation system, which Avelino will take advantage of to grow vegetables in a controlled environment.

Avelino is enrolled in a local program which supports a portion of the investment in equipment. He is seeking financing for approximately the final 15% of the greenhouse cost in order to leverage the available support.