A loan of $550 helped to buy beans, flour, peanuts, and rice for her food stall.

Albertina Dinis's story

Alberta Dinis was born in the city of Matola, Province of Maputo, South of Mozambique. She's single and the mother of 6 children, 5 of who attend School and the other is already of age. She completed 7th grade and stopped due to her parents' lack of financial means, lives in her own house with her family and doesn't support anyone else.

She has been a businesswoman for more than 5 years and dedicates herself to selling food products with an income of around 7,000.00 meticals (MZN) which she uses for household expenses and some of which she saves in her bank account (BIM).

She has never had loans from other banks and came to know Hluvuku through a friend who is also a client of this institution. This is her second loan with Hluvuku for the amount of 15,000.00 MZN, with which she intends to purchase product (beans, rice, flour, peanuts and other) to increase the quantity of her goods. Her previous loan was for 15,000.00 MZN which she applied to her business.

She commits to duly paying off her loan and in future aims to complete the construction of her house and to furnish it, for which she intends to solicit further loans from Hluvuku.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Ines Teles

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