A loan of $425 helped to purchase iron for his locksmith business.

Rodrigues's story

He was born in the province of Inhambane, southern Mozambique. He is married and has two infant children. He completed 3rd grade and didn't continue for lack of financial conditions. He lives with his family in a house he owns. He also supports his siblings by sending money to help with their expenses.
He left his homeland in search of a job. He has been a locksmith for over 13 years and earns an income of about 5.000mt a month. He uses it to pay for home expenses and saves part of it in his bank account.
He has never had loans in other banks. He first heard of Hluvuku through friends who are also clients of this institution. This is his second loan with Hluvuku. It is for 11.000mt, which he intends to use to purchase iron for his locksmith business. The first loan was for 7.000mt for the same business.
He intends to request more money in order to expand his business and open up a shop. He will request more loans from Hluvuku.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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