A loan of $750 helped to buy construction materials for his home (sand, cement, sheet metal, iron, etc.).


Mario's story

Mario was born in the district of Boane in the province of Maputo in southern Mozambique. He is married and is the father of 2 children, one of whom goes to school. He studied through the third grade and didn't continue due to his parents' lack of financial resources. He lives in his own home with his family and doesn't support anyone besides them.

He has worked for a construction company as a cement truck operator for more than 10 years. He makes 12,725 meticals per month, which he puts towards his home's expenses. He also saves some in his bank account.

He has had loans with other banks, which he paid back without problems. He became familiar with Hluvuku through a colleague who is also a client of the institution. This is his first loan with Hluvuku, in the amount of 20,000 meticals, which he will use to buy construction materials for his home (sand, cement, sheet metal, iron, etc.).

He promises to pay back his loan on time. In the future, he wants to finish and furnish his home, for which he plans on requesting more loans from Hluvuku.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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