A loan of $650 helped purchase of construction materials ( cement, sand, sheet metal, etc.).

Rita Ana's story

Ana Rita C. was born in the Gaza province, in the district of Chibuto (the largest producer of cashews in the southern part of the country). She is 44 years old, separated, and has three children between the ages of 18 and 25. Ana Rita successfully completed studies in Elementary Education in 1982 and later completed additional education in this same area. She lives in Boane in her own home. In addition to her children, she also supports a niece who lives with her as well.

She left Chibuto with her parents when she was about 10 years old to live in Boane. After she completed her education, in 1983, she worked in the elementary school in Massaca and later was married. She has been separated for many years. She still works as a teacher in the schools in Boane and earns a monthly salary of 7.600,00MT which she uses to support her family.

She has had loans with a commercial bank, and having paid them off successfully, decided not to continue with them due to the cost and payment options. This is her third loan with Hluvuku-Adsema and her second with Kiva. It is for 17.000,00 MT for the purchase of construction materials (cement, window bars, support beams, etc.). The firs loan was for 8,000,00 MT and the second, which she received through Kiva, was for 10.000,00 MT both for the same purpose.

As with the other loans, she plans to repay this loan without problems in order to have access to future loans with the goal of finishing her house. She dreams of seeing her home finished and later equipped.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details