A loan of $450 helped increase merchandise, buy and sell of diverse products.

Elvira Alexandre's story

Elvira Alexandre C. is from Maputo, she is 42 years old and is married y has 3 children who are between 26, 23 and 15 years old. Besides two sons, she also supports a brother who lives with them.

Elvira didn't finished school because of the lack of financial support, for the last 10 years Elvira lives from her business which she learned from her mother who is a salesperson, she buys and sells first need products, her main product is corn flour for which she buys 10kg for 130,00mt and sells for 210,00mt. This business has a net profit of 3000,00mt.

Elvira is requesting the loan for the first time with Hluvuku and Kiva in order to increase her stock. In the future Elvira wants to request another loan in order to buy a freezer to sell seafood.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Nina Delgado

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