A loan of $775 helped to buy construction material for her home (planks, beams, sand, stone, iron, etc.).


Maria's story

Maria was born in Maputo City, Maputo Province in southern Mozambique. She is single and has one child who goes to school. Maria finished teacher education for elementary teachers but did not continue because she did not have enough time. She lives in her own house with her family and supports her parents, who live with her.

She has been a teacher for more than 12 years. She teaches in Boane District and has a salary of 5,640 meticais, which she uses for household expenses. She also saves some in her bank account (at BIM).

Maria has had loans from other banks (BIM), and she was able to pay them back with no problems. She learned about Hluvuku through a friend who is also a customer of this institution. This is Maria's first Hluvuku loan. She is asking for 20,000 meticais so she can buy materials (planks, beams, sand, stone, iron and other items) to continue construction on her home.

Maria promises to make her payments on time. She plans to finish her house and furnish it one day. To do this, she will ask Hluvuku for more loans.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer


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