A loan of $325 helped to purchase construction materials (cement, stone, sand, bricks, and other items).

Maria Fabiao's story

Maria Fabiaõ M. was born in Boane District, Maputo Province, in southern Mozambique. She is widowed and the mother of two children, ages 15 and 18. Both attend school. She only completed 5th grade and didn't continue due to a pregnancy that interrupted her schooling. She lives in her own home with her family and supports her niece, who lives with her.

She has never left her native city, and she is employed at a state institution where she has worked for over 14 years. She doesn't have any employees and earns a salary of 2,500 meticais per month, which she uses for household expenses. She sometimes is able to save a portion in her bank account.

She has had loans from other banks in the past, and learned of Hluvuku because it is near the location where she is working. This is her first loan at Hluvuku, and it is for 10,000 meticais. She plans to buy construction material (cement, stone, sand, bricks, and other items) to continue building her home.

She is committed to paying on schedule to be able to obtain future loans. She plans to request new loans to finish building her home.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer N Aviva

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