A loan of $575 helped purchase of construction materials (cement, sand, bricks and others).

Clemencio Raimundo's story

Clemêncio Raimundo A. was born in the Namaacha District, in the Maputo Province, South Mozambique. He is in a common law marriage and is the father of a 2 year old. He is 35 years old. He went to school until the 10th grade and had to drop out because his job no longer allowed him to go to school. He supports his twin sister and his nephews by buying their school uniform and supplies every year.

He left his parents home when his older sister was given a house and asked him to take care of it. That same year his sister found him a job a the Libombos Hotel since she was an accountant there. In order to get that job he needed to at least complete 10th grade and he only had completed 8th grade by then. He went back to school and after finishing 10th grade started working as a receptionist, a position he still holds. He is a permanent employee, works from 7am to 7pm and makes 4,000 meticais. He spends his salary in household expenses and saves 500 meticais due to his finishing construction.

This loan, in the amount of 20,000 meticais, is Clemêncio's fourth with Hluvuku. He intends to buy construction material (cement, sand, bricks and others). All four loans were for 20,000 meticais and used for the same goal. His goal is to see his construction finished and to request a new loan to furnish his house. He believes he will repay the loan ahead of time since he can count on his wife's help. She owns a beauty salon.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Betyna Almeida-Covarrubias

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