A loan of $850 helped buy construction materials (zinc plates, cement, sand, stone and others).


Constantino Carlos's story

Costantino Carlos was born in the district of Manhiça, state of south Maputo in Mozambique. He is married, father of two (a 2 years old and a 9 years old). The older son is attending school. They own the house they live in. Constantino isn't responsible for any other minor. He left Manhiça to the city of Boane in the state of Maputo in search for better living conditions. He works as a salesman at Green World for over 5 years and has a monthly income of 7.830,00mt (182,25€), which he applies in 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 his first loan at Hluvuku, in the amount of 25.000,00mt (582€/830$) with which he plans to buy construction material (zonc plates, cement, sand, stone, and others) to proceed with the building of his house. He is confident that he will be able to pay the loan before deadline, and then ask for another one to start his own business: a professional school with courses such as English, French and computing skills.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Paula Faria


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