Total loan: $5,000


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Beira, Sofala Province, Mozambique / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more vegetable seeds to sell to the smallholder farmers.

Hilário's story

Hilário is a 51-year-old Mozambican man. He is married and he lives in Beira city with his wife and their five children.

Hilário started working in agriculture when he was young. He helped his parents growing cereals and veggies. Then, he started doing agriculture as a source of revenue by growing and selling the crops in his community. As he was running the business, he was finding out the challenges that many smallholder farmers face in order to acquire good quality inputs and seeds. Instead of just growing crops to sell in the market, Hilário started to buy inputs from big suppliers in order to sell to the smallholder farmers.

He has been growing in this activity, and he feels proud of being part of the solution for many smallholder farmers around him. Nowadays, Hilário has a small inputs shop where he sells a variety of good quality inputs. Considering the upcoming season, he needs to have in his shop the most demanded inputs that his clients may need. For this reason, Hilário is requesting his first kiva loan to buy more vegetable seeds to sell to the smallholder farmers.