A loan of $775 helped to buy and sell products (rice, potatoes, peanuts, soft drinks, juices, pasta, etc.).


Celia's story

Celia was born in the city of Maputo, Maputo Province in southern Mozambique. She is married and has a 16-year-old son who attends tenth grade. Celia finished ninth grade and did not continue with school because of financial problems. She lives in her own house with her family and does not support anyone else. She has never left her hometown. For quite some time Celia has been a businesswoman selling various products, and she has an income of around 4,000 meticais per month. She uses the money for household expenses and saves some in her bank account (at BIM). She has never had loans from other banks. She learned about Hluvuku through a friend who is also a customer of this institution. This is Celia's second Hluvuku loan, and she is asking for 20,000 meticais to buy products (rice, potatoes, peanuts, soft drinks, pasta and other items) in order to increase her inventory and earn more profit. The first loan was for 15,000 meticais. She intends to expand her business by building a larger store, so she intends to ask Hluvuku for more loans.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer


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