A loan of $575 helped to buy chicks and feed.


Luisa Alberto's story

Luísa Alberto G. was born in the city of Beira in the province of Sofala in the center of Mozambique. She is a single mother of 3 children, who are 14, 21, and 23. They youngest one goes to school. She finished through 12th grade and didn't continue because of the lack of financial resources for college. She lives in her own home with her children and also supports her father-in-law, who lives with her.

She left Beira for for Maputo due to a job transfer. She has worked as a teacher for more than 30 years for the Ministry of Education. She also owns a business where she sells chickens. She makes a monthly income of around 15,000 meticais, which she puts towards her living expenses. She also saves some in her bank account.

She has already had a loan with Millennium Bim. She became familiar with Hluvuku through her work colleagues who are also clients of this organization. This is her first loan in the amount of 20,000 meticais, which she will use to buy chicks and feed so she can increase her amount of stock.

She is confident that she will make her payments before their deadlines so she can ask for another credit and continue to increase the number of chickens she raises.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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