A loan of $575 helped to buy products (peanuts, rice, oil, sugar, etc.) to increase the quantity of merchandise she carries.


Ana's story

Ana was born in the district of Chibuto, in the province of Gaza in southern Mozambique. She is unmarried and has three children, all of whom attend school. She never had the opportunity to go to school because of her parents' financial difficulties. She lives with her family in a home they own, and isn't financially responsible for anyone else.
She left Chibuto for Maputo when she met her children's father. She's had a business selling staple goods for more than 20 years and earns about 3,000 meticals a month. She uses her income for household expenses and is able to save a small amount in her bank account (BIM). She's never had loans from other banks. She learned about Hluvuku from a friend who is also a client of the institution. This is her first loan with Hluvuku, in the amount of 15,000 meticals, which she will use to buy products (peanuts, rice, oil, sugar, etc.) to increase the quantity of merchandise she carries. She is committed to paying off this loan without any problems and in the future intends to ask for further loans from Hluvuku to invest in her business and increase her earnings.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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