A loan of $375 helped purchase products (beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.).


Tomas's story

TOMAS M. was born in the town of Bela Vista, Maputo province in southern Mozambique. He is 28 years old and has one child who attends school. He completed elementary school but was not able to continue due to financial hardship. He lives in his parents' home with his wife and does not support anyone else.

When he completed his studies he felt the need to move to neighboring South Africa to work because he did not have the money to return to school. He saved up money until last year when he returned to Mozambique and decided to open his own business with his twin brother. He later learned about Hluvuku through his mother who was a customer, and he decided to request a loan to increase his inventory at his shop. This is his first loan with Hluvuku and Kiva, in the amount of 12.000.00mt, which he plans to use to purchase items (beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.) to increase the quantity of products available at his shop.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino


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