A loan of $500 helped to purchase construction materials (cement, sand, stone, and other items).


Deolinda Almeida's story

Deolinda Almeida M. was born in Boane District, Maputo Province, in southern Mozambique. She is married and the mother of one school-age child. She completed 12th grade and didn't continue with her schooling because she needed to start working to contribute to family expenses. She lives with her family in a house given to her by her uncles and doesn't support anyone additional. She has never left Boane, her native region, and is an employee of the Ministry of Education. She has worked as a teacher for over eight years. Her monthly salary is 7000 meticais, which she uses for household expenses and is able to save a portion of in her bank account. She has had loans at other banks, and learned of Hluvuku through her friend who is a client there. This is her third loan at Hluvuku. The loan is for 15,500 meticais, with which she plans to buy construction materials (cement, sand, stone, and other items) to continue building her house. The previous loans were for 5,000 and 12,000 meticais, both for the house. She is committed to paying on schedule to be able to obtain future loans. Her dream is to request loans to complete the house and continue with her studies.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer N Aviva


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