A loan of $550 helped to buy construction materials (sand, cement, metal sheets, etc.).

Ines's story

Ines is from the city of Maputo, which is located in province of the same name in southern Mozambique. She is a single mother of 2 children who are 24 and 26. She studied through the sixth grade and stopped because of the lack of financial resources. She lives in her own home wiht her family and also supports her niece by sending her money.

She never left Maputo. She has been a full-time employee at the water management office, "ARA-SUL," for more than 15 years. She makes 3,500 meticals a month that she puts towards her home's expenses, and she also saves some in her bank account.

She has never had a loan with another bank. She became familiar with Hluvuku through friends who are also clients of the institution. This is her third loan in the amount of 15,000 meticals. She will use it to buy construction materials (sand, cement, metals sheets, etc.). Her previous loans were for 10,000 and 12,000 meticals and went towards her home.

She is confident that she will pay back her loan without any problems. Her dream is to finish her house to provide her family with better comfort and to start a business, for which she plans to request more loans from Hluvuku.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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