A loan of $900 helped buy construction materials (cement, sand, stone and others).

Calisto's story

Calisto was born in the district of Manduimba, state of Cabo Delgado Norte in Mozambique. He is 45 years old, single, and father of a 3rd grade child. He lives in a rented house, where he lives with his son and nephew, for whom he is responsible for.

He left Cabo Delgado and moved to the state of Maputo to do compulsory military service. He teaches sargeants at the School of defense force in Mozambique, doesn't have any employees and receives an income of 23.435,00mt/month (545,48€/month), which he uses to pay housing expenses, and still manages to save some in his bank account.

He never asked for any other loan. He got to know Hluvuku through his colleagues who are also clients of this institution. This is first loan at Hluvuku, in the amount of 27.000,00mt ( 628,46€), with which he plans to buy construction materials (such as cement, sand, stone and others) to continue building his house.
He is confident that he will be able to pay it before deadline. After that, he plans to ask for another loan to finish his house and continue his education.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Paula Faria

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