A loan of $575 helped to buy construction materials to build family's house.

Celestino Sebastião's story

Celestino Sebastião C.
Location: Boane
Activity: Purchase construction materials
Loan amount: 15,200 MT
Start date: 19/05/2009
Payment period: 16 months

Celestino was born in the district of Manhiça in the province of Maputo, and attended school through the third grade. He is married and has six children, two of them now adults. All of them are still in school.
He lived in Manhiça until 1970, when he and his wife moved to Boane.
He is a carpenter by trade, and owns a workshop that employs two people. His monthly income is 5,000 MT.
With the requested loan of 15,200 MT he plans to improve his family's home, and his greatest dream is to build a larger carpentry workshop.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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