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Total loan: $4,525

Hortencia

Sussundenga, Manica Province, Mozambique / Food

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A loan helped to buy more cereals and veggies to sell in the market in order to get an income to feed her family.


Hortencia's story

Hortencia is a young entrepreneur from Messica, a small village in Manica Province.

Hortencia is a 21-year-old Mozambican woman with a long background in agribusiness. She started working in agriculture very young in order to help her parents and brothers. By the time she started making a good profit, she noticed that agriculture was an activity she could invest in more to gain more. Since she was unable to feed her clients with all the crops needed, she started to aggregate it from other smallholder farmers from her village.

But Hortencia's challenges didn't stop there. The storage became a problem since she didn't have enough space to store grains in her house. Thanks to the revenue of her sales from the first Kiva loan, Hortencia was able to build a small shop where she can store her grains. But the market is still dynamic and more crops are needed.

Since Hortencia has a good market network and fixed clients, she needs to buy more cereals and veggies to sell in the market in order to get an income to feed her family. This is why she is requesting a second Kiva loan.