A loan of $575 helped to purchase construction supplies for her house: windows, cement, sand, etc.


Gertrudes Norda's story

She was born in the town of Maputo, province of the same name, southern Mozambique. She's single and has three children, all of which attend school. She completed 5th grade and stopped because her parents lacked financial conditions. She lives with her family in a house she owns and does not support anyone else. She has been a packer for the Bananalândia company for over 11 years. She earns a salary of 4.900mt. She uses it to pay for home expenses and also saves part of it in her bank account. She has never had loans in other banks. She first heard of Hluvuku through a friend who is also a client of this institution. This is her second loan with Hluvuku. It is for 15.000mt, which she intends to use to purchase construction supplies for her house (doors, windows, cement, sand, etc). The previous loan was for 15.000mt and it was used for housing expenses. She pledges to make her repayments as scheduled. In the future she intends to finish building her home, and for that purpose she plans to request more loans from Hluvuku.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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