A loan of $725 helped to purchase construction supplies in order to build her house (bricks, sand, rocks, cement, etc.).


Sonia'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 businesswoman for over 12 years. She buys and sells foodstuffs and earns an income of about 5.000mt. 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 20.000mt, which she intends to use to purchase construction supplies in order to build her house (bricks, sand, rocks, cement, etc). The previous loan was for 20.000mt, for housing expenses.
She pledges to make her repayments as scheduled. In the future she intends to finish building and furnishing 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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