A loan of $625 helped purchase of chicks, feed and vitamins.

Jequicene's story

Jequicene was born in the Inhambane province, South of Mozambique. He is 50 years old, married and the father of 12 children between 7 and 28 years of age. He went to school until 5th grade and didn't continue due to the distance between his home and the middle school. He lives in his own house with his family and supports his parents who live with him.

He left Inhambane to Namaacha looking for a job. After 12 years working as a guard he started a business selling pots. He managed to build two houses given that he has two wives and to buy a car to help him in his job. Currently, besides selling pots he also transports people in his area making 200.00 meticais per day. He also raises chickens and spends 50,000 meticais to raise 800 chicks. He has an income of 15,000 meticais which is applied towards household expenses. He saves around 2,000 to 3,000 meticais in his bank account.

This is Jequicene's third loan with Hluvuku and Kiva. It is for 22,000 meticais and will be used to purchase chicks, feed and vitamins to increase his flock. The two first loans (for 18,000 and 22,000 meticais) were used for the same goal. He is confident he will pay the loan back ahead of schedule and request another loan to build a shop to sell pots.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Betyna Almeida-Covarrubias

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