A loan of $950 helped purchase materials for her house (sand, cement, stone, blocks and others).


Leonor's story

Leonor was born in the District of Manjacaze, in the Province of Gaza in the south of Mozambique, is married and is the mother of 5 children who are still in School. She completed her university degree but didn't continue with her studies due to a lack of financial means. She lives in her own home with her family and doesn't support anyone else. She left her hometown for Maputo to pursue her studies. She has been a teacher at 'EPC 4 de Outubro' for more than 22 years and has a monthly salary of 9,700.00 meticals (MZN) which she spends on household expenditures and saves in her bank account (BIM). She has had loans from other banks and has managed to pay these off without any difficulties. She came to know of Hluvuku through friends who are also clients of this institution. This is her sixth loan with Hluvuku for the amount of 25,000.00 MZN, with which she intends to purchase materials for her house (sand, cement, stone, blocks and others) to continue with the build work on her house. Her first loans were also for this activity. Leonor intends to complete her house and purchase a vehicle to increase the comfort of her family and as such, she will be soliciting more loans from Hluvuku.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Ines Teles


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