A loan of $775 helped to buy home construction materials (beams, planks, sand, cement, etc.).

Lucia's story

Lucia was born in Cabo Delgado Province in northern Mozambique. She is widowed and has five children who all go to school. Lucia never attended school because she did not have enough money. She lives in her own house with her family and does not support anyone else.

She left her hometown looking for better living conditions. She has been a pensioner for more than seven years, receiving her husband's pension after his death in 2004. Her income is about 7,400 meticais per month; she uses the money for household expenses and saves some in her bank account (at BIM).

Lucia has never had loans from other banks. She learned about Hluvuku through a friend who is also a customer of this institution. This is her first Hluvuku loan, and she is asking for 20,000 meticais to buy construction materials for her home (beams, planks, sand, cement and other items) so she can continue building.

She intends to finish her house so she can make her family more comfortable, so she will ask Hluvuku for more loans.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer

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