A loan of $550 helped buy construction materials (cement, sand and others).

Mario Eduardo's story

Mário Eduardo de Benjamim L. is from the Tete province. He is 39 years old, married and father of two children. His children are 7 and 1 years old, and the first one goes to school.

Mário did high school at a professional school, but stopped his studies because he could not enter university. He lives in his own house and does not economically support anyone else beyond his wife and his two children.

In 2002, he left Tete to Maputo with his family when he was transferred at this job. He works for government and does 08 hours/day. He graduated at CIDOC (High Institute of Sciences - Bibliographic Fund of Portuguese Language) 07 years ago. His monthly salary is 15,365.92 MZN with which he supports his family and saves to improve his house.,

He learnt about Hluvuku through his friends who are Hluvuku’s clients. He has worked with the bank Barclays. He doesn’t remember the value but it was used for construction.

With the 15,000 MZN loan he intends to buy sand, stone, and cement in order to conclude his construction. He pledges to pay back well so that to have access to new loans in order to furnish his house.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Giovanna Fernandes

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