A loan of $775 helped to buy construction materials for her house (cinder blocks, sand, cement, rocks, etc.).


Cristina's story

Cristina was born in the Magude district of Maputo Province in southern Mozambique. She is the single mother of two daughters, both of whom go to school. She made it part of the way through a university degree, but couldn't continue due to time constraints.

She left her native region for the Boane District to pursue work. She has been a teacher for more than 13 years and earns a monthly salary of 7,290.95
MZN [Mozambique Meticais] that goes to her household expenses and also some savings in his personal bank account.

She has never taken out a loan from any other bank and became aware of Hluvuku [Kiva field partner] through some friends who are also Hluvuku clients. This will be her second loan with Hluvuku in the amount of 20,000 MZN [Mozambique Meticais] with which she plans to buy construction materials for her house (cinder blocks, sand, cement, rocks, etc.) so she can continue building her home. Her first loan was in the amount of 10,000 MZN [Mozambique Meticais] for this work.

She plans to take out further loans from Hluvuku to finish her home and build a small grocery store.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff


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