A loan of $750 helped individual loan for retail.

Ana Venâncio's story

Ana is 41 years old and was born in the district of Manjacaze in the Province of Gaza. She went to school until the 4th grade. She is single and has 4 children. The 3 oldest are adults, and the youngest is 13 years old. Besides her children she lives with 2 granddaughters.

She came to live in Boane with her parents, and when she turned 18 she married her husband and had her 4 children with him. She later divorced her husband and then lived alone with her children. She works very hard to sustain her large family. She wakes up at 5:00am in the morning and only goes to bed after 9:00pm at night.

To support her family she sells cement for construction and clay bowls frequently used by rural families for grinding corn into flour. From her business she is able to save an average of 4,500MT each month. She lives in her own home. This is her 5th loan solicited through Hluvuku. In the future she would like to construct chicken coops to raise chickens.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer

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