A loan of $300 helped purchase of clothing and blankets.


Argentina's story

Argentina J. M. was born in Chibuto District, Gaza Province in southern Mozambique. She is 45 years old, married, and mother to 7 children between the ages of 5 and 22. Six of the children go to school. When Argentina was training to be a teacher, she left her studies because of the war. She lives in her own house with her family and is not responsible for anyone else.

Because of the war, Argentina left Gaza Province to go to Namaacha, on the border with Swaziland, and set up her home with her husband, who works in South Africa. She has had her own business for more than 10 years. She has no employees. She works by filling orders, traveling twice a month. Blankets are her most-ordered product. Her monthly income is around 3,500 meticais, and she manages to save 1,500 meticais with her husband's help.

This is Argentina's third loan with Hluvuku and her first with Kiva. She is asking for 10,000 meticais, with which she will try to buy a variety of linens (blankets, duvets, sheets and curtains) for resale. She promises to pay off this loan on time so she can take out more loans. She dreams of building her own shop and no longer being a traveling saleswoman.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer


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